On July 31, 2013, Tippy Tip completed its intense editing stage. The word count of the original manuscript was 2,430. When the first edits came back, I found out that the word count had to be 1,200, or below, to qualify for the same literary genre as A Remnant Surprise. Since Tippy Tip is another Gretchen and Walter story, I was faced with an unexpected challenge. Could I pare away enough words to keep the story of Tippy Tip intact? Would it be possible to cut my new baby in half and still preserve its heart and life? At first the task felt daunting. Feelings of despair and defeat were chasing me.
Editing Tippy Tip was phenomenal, and to make it even more amazing, we were able to keep on schedule with the deadlines. I feel content and satisfied with this delicately trimmed text and I am really looking forward to the next steps in production: Illustrations, Cover Design and Layout Design.
Please check back with us, and we'll keep you updated as we knit together the new children's story book, Tippy Tip!
"Walter and Gretchen wonder what will happen to their weak goat. He’s not needed on the homestead or as a pack goat. Concern for Tippy Tip’s future and a friend’s unhappy situation inspire Walter’s thoughtful solution. A touching and heartfelt fable, Tippy Tip shows that everybody has a special purpose."