Okay, so how cool is this:
When my son was just a tiny baby in one of those baby swings, I began writing alone for the first time instead of with Sam, my collaborator on two previous projects. As I've mentioned before, it was darned scary.
The book was a Young Adult fantasy which I entitled The Golden Cup of Kardak. It's a fun story, if I say so myself.
Here's the relevant part: near the end of the book, the goblet turns into a sword.
A couple of years ago, my son, who was no longer that little baby but a big kid, decided to read it. He marked it up with his own editorial red pen and seemed to really enjoyed it. At the end of one chapter, he scrawled, "Cool!" and on another, "Fantastic!" High praise from a then-11-year-old.
Fast forward to 2009. He's really into computer animation and wants to do it as a career when he grows up. He's been doing tutorials with Blender software and making a bunch of cool things with it.
Recently he said, "Hey, Mom, remember the Golden Cup of Kardak? Check this out."
Unfortunately, the file of the actual animation is way too big to load onto Blogger, but here's a still-shot of the goblet-turned sword.
Isn't that fun? (And even cooler that he remembered the story two years later and wanted to animate something from it!)
Today's tour stop:
Rob Wells on Six LDS Writers and a Frog, wherein the girls on my book covers are part of a graphic novel.
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