Notice From Jane

Hello, dear Readers!

Well, I don’t have a new Leaf for you. Here’s the latest on the book.

For quite some time I’ve pictured the book as being a novel mingled with comic art — really, as being a graphic novel. I love to create artwork, but it takes me quite awhile to do so. I kept shelving the idea, kept plugging away at my rewrite. But the idea has kept tugging at me. I just had this feeling the novel could really come alive if I had the comic art. The comic art could really be a nice ‘container’ for some of the craziness — it could just be depicted largely in pictures and not in words.

Well, this morning I was pondering another puzzle I had (an idea regarding something else entirely that came to me in a dream). A solution to that one appeared — shazam! — in my mind, something entirely different from what I’ve considered for a very long time. And in exploring that idea, I realized a solution to my comic art-in-my-book idea.

It’s an exciting idea, though a little scary — probably the best kind of idea to have!

So I’m going to redesign my book with this idea in mind, and see what emerges.

Thinking of it in this new way my resolve most if not all of the problems I’ve had with it.

I can’t really say anything more about my idea right now — it’s just too fresh and new, and I kind of need to wear it for awhile.

What I’m going to do is this:

I’m probably not going to post anymore of the story right now, but I will keep posting here on Fox Tales Fridays.

I’m not exactly sure what I’ll post — but it might be book recommendations, or comic art, or photo stories, or retellings of old tales, or …. something! Maybe Shell, Santa, and Annie will post. And I’ll post updates on the book too.

Okay?

Thank you for reading Fox Tales!

From Annie: Gleep!

‘Tis me, Annie. Omigosh, here it is Saturday, and no Leaf! Jane wants me to tell you that the next installment will be up sometime this weekend.

Jane had a birthday a couple of days ago. Her family celebrated with sushi and roses. … oh, Santa’s yelling at me about something. I do too make sense!

Anyway, I think the Leaf is late because Jane has been having a birthday! And anyway, do check back by Sunday. She’ll have some good stuff up. I think!

Welcome To FoxTales And To My Children’s Fantasy Novel-In-Progress

FoxTales is devoted to magical nature fun surrounding a children’s novel-in-progress called Because Of The Red Fox. I try to post a chapter (called a “Leaf”) or two each week. Often, the characters in that story speak up in the blog posts here, discussing the story and the goings-on in their lives on Yonder Island …. You’ll hear from Shell and her cousins Samantha (known as Santa) and Annie, Leaves the Red Fox, and Tam The Tea Pot, to name a few.

Feel free to comment on the novel, and to share your own thoughts and stories about nature, magic, writing! I read and think about every comment I receive, and try to respond to them all.

May you experience magic wherever you are!
~ Jane