One Crazy Year
What Would Santa Do?
One morning while talking with my children about Christmas, I began to think about what Santa would be feeling and seeing this year. So together with my children, we brainstormed what life would be like at the North Pole in the midst of such a chaotic year. It was fascinating to hear the children's perspective of how Santa would react to the Covid19 epidemic. Of course, they were worried about Santa's safety. He's rather old, and children know already that it would not be good for an elderly person to get the coronavirus. In addition, my kids expected that a lot of the same things that they experience, must happen at the North Pole, too.
|Elves watching kids|
Soon, it was clear to me that there was a story to be told. How would Christmas look this year for Santa? I sat down at my computer and didn't leave until I hadn't written the entire text to A Very Corona Christmas. Every few minutes one of my children would come in and ask me if I was finished. I would have to read to them how far I was and then they gave me their input on what I had already written. Soon, I got a lot of, "Mom, you have to add this..." and "Don't forget to add this..." I also got critique now and then, too. If it weren't for my kids, this story would have never happened. Once again, I am thankful for their inspiration and great ideas.
|Santa baking bread|
A Very Corona Christmas
Santa's new sleigh
|Santa reading a|
letter from the President
9 exhausting days later, my book was finished. I hit the publish button and off it was sent to the big library in the clouds. This time I even surprised myself. I hadn't realized that I was capable of writing, illustrating, and publishing a book in 8 days. This year has been crazy and has pushed me in a way that I didn't know was possible. Life is short. There is no time to waste. If you have an idea, it's time to make it happen.
A Very Corona Christmas is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.