Thursday, May 07, 2009

Writing Projects

Well, I was a good boy last night and spent some time on my writing projects. I decided to clean up and prep some of the illustrations for one of the kid books I am writing. I also printed off the opening couple of pages to one I was writing to educate kids on Asperger's syndrome so Ben could read it.

Ben started reading it and said, "Hey this kid sounds like me!"

"Really," I said while being totally happy he had connected with the character I had modeled after him. I was ready to get the big head and listen to him talk about how I was spot on in nailing his feelings and putting them to paper. I imagined how my kids book would revolutionize the way Asperger's and Autism is viewed by the world.


(GO SUCK EGGS JENNY MCCARTHY!!!! MY KID DOESN'T NEED TO BE "FIXED"!!!!)

"So, what about the kid reminds you of yourself?" I had to know.

"Well, he does imitiations. I do imitations, I can sound just liek anyone."

"... Uh Really? Any thing else?" Confusion was setting in. I never included anything about "Imitatation" in the opening draft.

"He like to act like a cat. I like to act like a cat. He's just like me."

"Cool." I was still confused. I started thinking back through the draft and then a line jumped out at me:
He could talk like everyone, but his voice sounded different, kind of like a robot.
Oops. May need to do a bit of a touch up there. I think Ben kind of missed the point of the statement from my 8 year old narrator.
(Sigh)

3 comments:

furiousBall said...

wait, i came here via google looking for the Jenny McCarthy sucking eggs videos...

crap.

Houston said...

Keep your sick-o fetishes to yourself my friend.

;)

(Actually that was my plan all along, but don't tell anyone OK?)

The McQuilkin crew said...

I think that is an awesome book idea, Jennifer was telling me about it , and I think it is neat that he identifies with the character, in whatever way he choses to identify.