A book is a book, long or short, big or small. How does the various authors decide when a book is complete? What will it be called, what will the story tell, or the cover look like? Does the design come from dreaming, or from visits to the heaven of imagination.
How do you measure the book’s length? Will it be by word count, size, number of pages, number of days and nights seated at a computer, or heaven help you, at an actual old typewriter? I’ve wondered if anyone still uses one, or are they even taught to be used in school any more? How many individuals have been told why you write, where the stories materialize from, and when. If a book never becomes a reality, how many stories may still be drifting within your head, your heart, trying to become more then just a daunting task that you never get around too.
Thousands of authors are upon this old world we call home. They come and go. I wondered what the key is for an author to retain that desire and remain on the light hearted, peace of mind, positive attitude side of life, after saying to one’s self, “Was it worth the effort?”
At last all four books featuring Pok’along and his friends are available in the book section. Pok’along came into being to help children learn how friendship can be found and what it means. Young children enjoy having it read to them. Pok’along had another name at first, but one day, on a hike, his mother said to him, “Would you quit poking along and get up here with your brothers and sisters!” His brothers and sisters took up the call shouting, “Pok’along, Pok’along, you’re nothing but a Pok’along.” Everyone, in time, forgot his real name, they just started calling him, “Pok’along.” He became a rabbit you will never forget.