it started one night when they wanted me to read them a story but instead i just made something up. they loved the story and got attached to the characters right away. wanted to hear more. so i wrote it down. they were hooked after chapter one. so i kept writing the story of the tiny blue girl who manifested in the lopez home through an act of magic and sensing what was missing from four different people and feeling a draw to connect to them; a girl the size of baby carrot carrying her magical blue glass beads—that transform into various objects and beings at need—now kidnaped by the red and rainbow colored parrot named ALLAWISHUS, a self-professed guardian bird who has been watching over the Lopez’ for four hundred years. 
i figure i’ll finish the book and then see if it’s worth editing. maybe i’ll then draw characters for it. we’ll see. no stress, no rush. pure fun. 
oh, but my point was that luna—a hardcore reader who gets so into her books she’ll ignore the big temple wall of a TV i have sometimes and trust me for a kid that’s huge, they get hypnotized by that screen—is totally driving the production of the story. she gets really upset when i say i’ll write more and i don’t. she asks me everyday “have you worked on the story, papi?” she doesn’t understand any excuses about other things in my life, or that it takes time to write ten or twelve pages of a thoughtful story you want to make sense in ten more chapters. she just gets so sad. and paloma reminds me from her side of the room and in bed, all earnest in the dark: “you promised, papi.” and what can i say to that?! so there is luna is, standing by the printer, gathering up the sheets as i print them out. 
so…it might be pure fun, but i’d much rather disappoint grownups in my life than leave luna waiting for her story too long!

it started one night when they wanted me to read them a story but instead i just made something up. they loved the story and got attached to the characters right away. wanted to hear more. so i wrote it down. they were hooked after chapter one. so i kept writing the story of the tiny blue girl who manifested in the lopez home through an act of magic and sensing what was missing from four different people and feeling a draw to connect to them; a girl the size of baby carrot carrying her magical blue glass beads—that transform into various objects and beings at need—now kidnaped by the red and rainbow colored parrot named ALLAWISHUS, a self-professed guardian bird who has been watching over the Lopez’ for four hundred years. 

i figure i’ll finish the book and then see if it’s worth editing. maybe i’ll then draw characters for it. we’ll see. no stress, no rush. pure fun. 

oh, but my point was that luna—a hardcore reader who gets so into her books she’ll ignore the big temple wall of a TV i have sometimes and trust me for a kid that’s huge, they get hypnotized by that screen—is totally driving the production of the story. she gets really upset when i say i’ll write more and i don’t. she asks me everyday “have you worked on the story, papi?” she doesn’t understand any excuses about other things in my life, or that it takes time to write ten or twelve pages of a thoughtful story you want to make sense in ten more chapters. she just gets so sad. and paloma reminds me from her side of the room and in bed, all earnest in the dark: “you promised, papi.” and what can i say to that?! so there is luna is, standing by the printer, gathering up the sheets as i print them out. 

so…it might be pure fun, but i’d much rather disappoint grownups in my life than leave luna waiting for her story too long!

2 years ago

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  14. mamitah said: what Kimicita said..
  15. kimicita said: You are such an awesome papi.
  16. seaoftinyflames said: i figure mine will be at that reading enthusiaasm level within a couple of yrs…..hopefully we can start chapter one by then or earlier? no pressure jeje
  17. warloq said: Pressure’s on…my partner does the same with his daughters, he was joking about a story he made up but didn’t realize /i/ would be the one hanging on to every word lol. always amazed at the creativity that children inspire in adults…
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