July Updates

Hello, Friends,

July went by too quickly! So many fun summer trips.

But don’t be fooled. Even with the many camping trips we went on with our respective families, Lynnor and I managed to spend some time on the book. Twice in July we got together and talked about the changes we needed to do.

A major one was switching the place of the story from the Bay Area (represented by the bridge that brought to mind the Golden Gate Bridge) to Central California/Valley (represented by the Tower Bridge in Sacramento). Once we decided to do that, several other features had to be modified, as well.



Another feature we were playing with was meshing Jack’s imaginary worlds with the “real” world. That is still a work in progress.

We also looked at patterns for the floor tiles and the banig, a Filipino style woven mat. I have to admit that this was the most fun part of the talk. I see patterns and colors, especially the reds and oranges, and I get super energized.


We also looked at other books for inspiration. For example, we looked at Junot Diaz’ Islandborn for inspiration on how to add indoor plants.


At this point, we have set all the pages and we are moving on to color! We are chugging along!

Lynnor will be taking a break for the next several weeks and I will, too, as the beginning of school year nears.

Enjoy the rest of the summer! Thank you, as always, for the support! Until next post.

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