Thursday, April 9, 2015

Birthday Monkeys

I've had a really nice birthday.

I bought myself a bottle of good vodka. I saw (briefly) my sweetheart. I had a very nice visit with my sister (aka my hero).

I was supposed to write a birthday song today.

But that didn't happen.

Instead, I rediscovered something I wrote last fall, when I was on shingles-enforced hiatus from this blog.

I thought I might create an illustrated story about monkeys.

And the I forgot about it.

But I found it on my Google Drive today, and it charmed me the way it charmed me when I first wrote it.

The thing is...I'm not an artist. So the "illustrated" part of my story needs outside intervention.

So I thought I'd start a Kickstarter campaign so that I can entice a professional illustrator to make monkey art for my little story.

And here's where I thought I would include a link to said campaign.

Except that I need to provide some additional details to Kickstarter before they'll publish my campaign. And frankly, I've had too much good quality vodka tonight to jump through all their hoops.

In any event, tomorrow I'll finish crossing the t's and dotting the i's and make my Kickstarter go live.

Do you think you might be willing to contribute a few bucks to help me illustrate a sweet little monkey story?

Absolutely no pressure. But it's a cute little story, and it might make a cute little storybook.

By tomorrow you'll be able to judge for yourself.

And to those of you who wished me a happy birthday...thank you a million times over. I'm so embarrassed. Love you.

Think monkey thoughts until tomorrow, OK?


  1. I have a few bucks I can pitch in. Cuz monkeys.

  2. Of course I'll contribute. But if things don't work out there are always public domain books you can find in Google. There appears to have been a plethora of children's books about monkeys in the 19th century. Although I know how hard it can be to find just the right picture.


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