A long time ago, I posted a story called “The Durgle”. It’s a short, not-quite-childrens story that I wrote for my little sister, Durga, so she could read a sorta-fairy-tale featuring a hero who shared her name.
I’ve just taken it down…
because my wonderful husband illustrated it and turned it into a real book!
With paper pages!
For my birthday!!!
The illustration style he chose is one similar to the treasured tomes of my childhood– little black-and-white scribblings randomly strewn throughout.
What is a Durgle, you ask? Good question. Chapter 2 explains it well:
Mostly, this book is for me– to get over my fear of putting books out into the universe, and to have something personal to gift my tiny sister on her wedding day.
Meanwhile, whether or not I ever sell a copy, I’m basking in the glow of seeing something finished. It’s just a short little book, and a small little step, but I’m celebrating anyway.
Do a little dance with me.
Have you ever published anything? Self-published, magazines, or otherwise? Share details, my friends!