I started to think of orange pumpkins. I love their variety in shapes and the warmth of their colours.
I thought about how I love the Autumn and orange leaves and then one thing lead to another and I thought: "Hey, what if they were little creatures living in these Pumpkins?"
One creature emerged, a Pumpkinet!
From that, I started to think of baddies and about a fairy coming to the rescue and the story developed nicely.
Before long, I had written the whole story in 2 nights in French which I hadn't done in a very long time.
Then I let the story on the side. But this story always was in the back of my mind. Inspiration was still deserting me after 6 months so I read back the story.
I still liked it! In fact I was liking it more even!
It is a cute story for 8-9 years, girls especially!
I corrected passages, grammar and then thought: "Hey I could translate this in English!"
I used Google Translate.
Google Translate does increase the speed of translation but it also butchers sentences to such an extent that I couldn't understand the meaning in English. I had to re-read in French to understand what I meant to say.
After many editing in French and in English, I have a story almost ready for Halloween!
I am quite excited. I will have it self published tomorrow or Saturday if all goes well on Smashwords.
So Keep tuned!