In the meantime, I have this idea. I'm compiling a number of short stories (some from the blog, but some new ones too) as a companion book to the CC series. So far, I have 35,000 words. What I would like is to include some illustrations and/or public domain photos (so I can use them for free) for some of the things in the book. I plan to create an actual book (Yes, Rebekah M.! A self-published one!) to hand to my editor at a writers conference next March. Kregel has first rights and if they want to publish it, then I'm all for it. However, if they decline it, then I can publish it myself and still make it available for readers. Sound fun?Here is the title page (not the cover) and the Contents page. What I need are ideas of what you would like to see in such a compilation. Sure, the stories, but is there anything else? What would you want to read about if there was a companion book? What about pictures? Would you like the stories illustrated?
Leave any and all ideas in the comments below.
Here are some things I have found in another compilation book somewhere. Some ideas I can do; some I can't.
Besides the stories, would you want to see . . .
-Maps of Fresno and ranch?
-Illustrations of the ranch house / barns?
- and on and on . . .
P.S. The Contents page is incomplete. I just started writing stuff down. The blanks mean I need more ideas and stories!
P.P.S. You can also give suggestions for more Ranch Stories that I could include.