Writing Project #3: Journey of the Horses keeps resurfacing as different versions. The original draft took the form of a no dialogue, abstract narrative with a different title. Symbolic images of what creativity meant to me centered at the core.
However, I needed to add characters and learn dialogue so Version Two moved in the opposite direction and became a 32 page children’s picture book. I got to the heart of what I was trying to say but realized that I had lost most of the lyrical language of the original. The writing required rewrites but I had built the illustrated paintings up one-by-one and the story was fleshed out in the art. The image below represents the best of the artwork I completed during this second phase.
Version Three: Recently the story moved in a new direction: a middle grade novel with an eleven year old protagonist. This is where I will pick up the story and try, once again, to tell the story that wants to come out.