"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Inspired by Brinkley
This is Brinkley: he lurks around our family’s lake house. My sister-in-law named him after watching You’ve Got Mail. If you haven’t seen it, the last name of Tom Hanks’ character is FOX and he has a pet named Brinkley.
Our Brinkley has been showing up for several months now. He
comes up every evening about twilight and will take food right out of your hand. Obviously, he has trained humans before.
So, why am I sharing this story with you? I took a few days off from writing (except to answer emails and complete a few critiques for others.) I spent a very enjoyable day up at the lake with family and Brinkley returned again. He has given me an idea for a children’s book.It has been a long time since I attempted a children’s book, but Brinkley has been great inspiration.
I’ve got a few notes and ideas for my Brinkley book, but I’m setting it aside for a while until I can finish a few other projects. I have more ideas for books, poems and articles than I have time to complete. Does this ever happen to you?