I told you things were going to get weird.

I have no idea how that last thing went. I’m actually looking at some of the drawings as they sit printed out on my desk right now. Not one of my more down to earth moments.

What I’ve learned, though, is that ten or eleven illustrations don’t get you very far when you’re trying to make a picture book. I was rather shocked to see how much space there was between some of those illustrations. I was going to make up more but it was late and I sat down after rewriting the story eighty times (writing in verse is so very very hard) and laying out the post and I tried to visualize what a classroom of stick people looked like and my brain shut down. But I plan on making up a few more pictures and throwing them into the story. Maybe doing one every now and then. I won’t be changing the words (although I’d like to) so I think that’s perfectly legit and within the rules that I’ve imposed on myself for this project, which is that a deadline is a deadline and there’s no going back. Otherwise I start posting half-baked stuff just because I know I can get away with it and then things start to slip.

Right, so we’ve got another Matthew and Epp story next. I’m excited to have my normal two weeks back and I’m excited to be back with Epp. Always fun, that one is. If you’re new here, start with Part 1: Second Choice and work your way through the parts so you’ll have some idea what’s going on.

Enjoy. And tell your friends and neighbors. This is only going to get weirder.