I have joined a group challenge called 12×12 in 2012. The task is to write a full picture book manuscript before the end of each month of 2012. I am happy to announce that I finished my manuscript! Originally, I had an idea from PiBoIdMo, the challenge I did last November. However, tragedy struck our little home. Our pet rat, Penny, suddenly took ill and died within 3 days. She was such a warrior. She recovered from 2 big surgeries this past year, all while maintaining her Alpha Female status with her 2 sisters. Here is a picture of our sweet Penny with her sister, Q.
Out of this sadness came a moment of joy for me as I was able to eulogize Penny in a wonderful story. I am very excited about it and can’t wait to work on it some more in the near future. Here is one of the sketches :