"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?


L.A. Colvin said...

Yeppers you bet. I saw a picture of a friend's dashound puppy sitting on a desk. It looked like a police desk. Almost. If you squinted your eyes and looked sideways. Anywho I thought of a detective dashound children's book. Good luck with your foxy story.

Sylvia Ney said...

What a great idea! I see lots of potential with it, I hope you finish that one.

Summer Ross said...

I always have lots of ideas, children books are not my area- but my girls love them :) Thanks for the comment on my blog

Kittie Howard said...

Hi, I'm dropping in from Summer's blog. Brinkley is gorgeous! Yes, children would love him. You also have a lovely blog. I am following you now.

Linda H. said...

Awww...he's adorable.
You could also write a nonfiction piece.
Good luck with the children's book.

Sylvia Ney said...

Summer and Kittie - Thank you so much for stopping by and showing your support.

Linda - You're so right. He could easily become a nonfiction piece. I may have to do that eventually. Another idea in a long list of "one day" - Thanks a lot! ;-)

Kari Marie said...

Brinkley is beautiful. *I love foxes* my idea generator is starting to ramp up. I actually keep a notebook with me for just such occasions.