I might have mentioned on this blog before that one of the things I am undertaking is a book series for children: Vanessa Fly Trap.
And as such I have thought about a variety of things such as how many books do I want to make?, what format sholuld they be in?, where can I find a publisher who promotes book series for kids well? What should the first one be about? And there are probably more questions I should be asking about this.
Normally I write down my musings in a small notebook planner but today, I decided to blog about it. The first three books have the most developed plots so far but for I have a general idea of the conflicts and themes touched upon. Namely the books that I’m currently thinking about for the Vanessa Fly Trap series: 1.Flea Fury Themes: Environmentalism, but mostly just silly fun 2.Time to Potty Themes: Potty Training, Gender Roles, Girl’s Choices 3.A Cold War Themes:Immune System, Public health 4. Signature Style Themes:Ethnic Identity & Awareness 5. Wushu Fighting Themes:Martial Arts, Exercise 6. Park Prospects Themes: NYC Landmarks, Outdoors 7. Ghost with the Most Themes: Paranormal? * 8. Downtown Flower 9. No Child Bored Again Themes: Education (Public/Private) 10. Resturant Ruckus
*I only put that there because I realized during this post that my “themes” were more like morals for common subjects. Having ghost in the title is a dead give away for paranormal but it’s not really a topic that I want to be the moral of a children’s book. Maybe it can be a another simply entertainment book, we’ll see.