Rayne V.

I did the "what I care about" writing and free association writing on joy.  That led to some old story ideas that never went anyplace.  When I had a couple of ideas to pitch I used my husband as a soundboard.  He picked the story series I knew he would like the most that I didn't want to do.  I decided to go with it anyway.  This would be the rescues series of children's stories based on the time we spent as foster dog parents for a Bichon rescue center.  This first story is Charlie's story.  This shows the third draft of writing with some sketches of the first three pages.  When I finished I read it to my kids for feedback.  My son is 11 and my daughter is 9.  My daughter approved.  I could make a finished story and take it to work with me.  As a substitute teacher I could read the story to many different audiences and get feedback to polish the story and illustrations.