A real life survival story of a new business owner, new homeowner and a new mom to twin girls told through small conversations. Read more
This project was successfully funded on April 6, 2014.
About this project
This book has been written and just needs a final edit and the funding to self-publish/print/distribute. It is shaping up to be around 100 or so pages with a 7 1/2 x 10 inch layout- with a soft cover. There will be a handful of illustrations some professional and some sketched by the twins themselves.
This project came into fruition through 3 years of posting on my Facebook page about the everyday dealings with my surprisingly comical, now 5 year old, twin daughters. Their conversations with me, with each other and their questions about the world.
It's very important to me that this gets published or printed. I have the makings of a second book ready to move forward as well at this point.
A beautiful and talented friend contributed to the illustrations and text placement so I would like for this to move for her sake as well.
Here is an example of what you will see:
Natalie: Mom- why do all the hearts on this card have arrows through them?
Me: That is because Cupid shot them with his bow and arrow.
Natalie: Who is Cupid? Is he an angel?
Me: Ummm- yeah- I think you would say that.
Abby: No offense, Natalie but everybody knows Cupid is a reindeer.
Me: Abby! What is going on these past few weeks I feel like I keep having to say "focus, focus, focus, focus" all the time. I don't get what the problem is?
Abby: Well, I probably should have told you this awhile ago but I don't know what the word 'focus' means.
Me: Ladies- I'm thinking about redecorating your room this weekend. Do you have any ideas of how you would like me to do it?
Natalie: Well, I was thinking I could get a Jesus comforter for my bed.
Abby: oh- I'll take one with Mary on it, then.
Me: it sure seems like somebody has been hanging out with their Grammy this weekend!
Risks and challenges
Obstacles: Should this project get fully funded, my main obstacle will be the final edit of the book: getting the message across while maintaining the twins' character. The most demanding and physical obstacles that may arise (and that I have been the most fearful of) is the actual shipping of the book. If for some reason the demand is larger than we anticipate- which would be great- we have a small space lined up to move the supplies into to get the project packed and shipped in a timely manner.
My biggest fear is releasing all of this information and emotion about my family, my family's losses/deaths, as well as very publicly losing my business in small town, USA.
I have found that in sharing these stories over the past few years, I have put my kids in a public light. I wasn't really prepared for all that comes along with that. I will have to tackle that problem, for sure, if this project gets picked up.
On the other hand, they are truly amazing kids and I would like for people to know them.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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