Goat Stories

I’ve been writing stories about my herd of goats for some years on Facebook. I’ve had a lot of people tell me that I should put those stories into a book, probably a children’s book.

If I make it a children’s book, it will need to either have photographs or illustrations, I imagine.  I have a good friend who illustrate the books, but I’m not sure how to go about the writing and the illustrating. Do I write a chapter and have Russell draw something for each chapter?  Do I write very simply for little kids, or do I write as I normally do?

Maybe it could just be a collection of short stories about silly goats.  I don’t know.

The only writers I know are science fiction and/or fantasy writers. I have this fear that people who write children’s books are a bit too nice, a bit too friendly, a bit too much like Mr. Rogers. I’m not like that.  I’m something of a curmudgeon, and I’m not sure I would like to search out and hang out with syrupy sweet writers of children’s books.

Maybe I should write a Goat Horror story?

I do know I’ve been dithering about this for long enough.  Decisions must be made.

About Beth Donovan

Wife. Mom. Grandma. fiber artist, goat farmer, messy housekeeper, decent cook. Oh, and I can shoot. Really well.
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2 Responses to Goat Stories

  1. Maggie meo says:

    Kids today…of all ages…love real..real is so refreshing, don’t you think?….you must be doing it right already because people are calling for more. Why not real your stories out loud in the library and see what an audience responds…….
    Actually, somehow, I think goats need a loving curmudgeon to bring them up just right. Of course, I think that your goats must talk (back), if I were 8 I would love that; but I’m 75 and I would still love that.

    Hope to see more of you.

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  2. mobiuswolf says:

    By all means, use your own voice. My GK seem to like the ones about farts.
    Surely goats fart? Anyway, no need to talk down to them. Those types are lame.


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