Thursday, September 29, 2011

The more I learn and think I know, the more I realize I have no clue as to what I'm doing!

We have changed things up a bit! We have decided to write a children's book after all! Well, actually two children's books...wweeellll...maybe three...

We are still going to finish our work on the short story, but right now we are focused on the first children's book!

We will still be using the same model for the books - our handsome and lovable Canada goose - Pretty One!!

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


A cup of humor with your tea

What's blue and white and READ all over?

My new blog!

OK, fine, it's a few peeps short of being read all over...but's it's only because

Yes, you may start throwing the tomatoes this way now - but then my blog will be
blue and white and RED all over!

Now that you've had your laugh - go drink your tea!

It's my blog so I can say what I want - and that's what I felt like saying.  Good day.  :-)

Stay tuned....peep show coming soon!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pretty One

This book is dedicated to Pretty One.

I had no idea when I moved into my new home that I would develop a new and special friendship with Pretty One.

I was given a rare and unique opportunity when Pretty One allowed me to spend time with him and his family.
A friendship and trusting bond was built with this beautiful and special Canada goose as he included me in his daily life and shared his family with me. There were times when he stood there looking at me that I was keenly aware of the level of trust that existed between us.

I will never forget his elegant appearance as he stood next to me. Many times I wanted to reach out and stroke his neck, but I did not.

I’m grateful for this experience and I will treasure it always. It has been educational, fascinating, heartbreaking, heartwarming, and even funny.

Martie Gaudette

Clearing the mind a bit

Wow, tonight's workout felt great! Yesterday's made me feel like a pile of crap. Today's was much better! It helped to clear the mind. I seem to have all kinds of great ideas but when I actually sit down to write them, they somehow slip away into some remote section of my mind that scrambles them up with other great ideas. Now if only I could figure out how to organize that mess!

I have been having fun making new friends on Book Blogs and Facebook today and I'm looking forward to doing the same tomorrow. I'm still having a tough time figuring out how to get some cool widgets/gadgets on my blog page. Several people have helped, but I'm just not getting it yet!


Monday, September 19, 2011

We have an illustrator!

After much searching we chose an illustrator for our book! She has been great to work with so far. She works from our low quality photos and much improvising!

Her work is beautiful, very detailed and really brings the story alive! I love every one of her illustrations thus far and can't wait to see them all when they are placed in our book!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Create Space

In order to stay within our budget and still put together a decent book, I have ended up learning much of the publishing process and doing it myself. This actually makes me the publisher! Create space will be used as the printer and distributor for our book. I, never in a million years, would have expected to get to this point!

We are almost ready to publish our book!

I want to thank my Aunt Martie for writing this awesome story and being so cool to work with, and patient!
I want to thank my daughter, Jess, for her assistance with designing style.
I want to thank my cousin Felicia for all her efforts with photoshop to make the photos that my aunt took better quality.
I want to thank all friends and family that have given suggestions along the way. Every little piece of information has been helpful!