Letters to story characters

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Dear cast,

I’m so sorry that it’s been so long since I started your story and then set it down. I’m sorry for what must feel like neglect and abandonment at times, but I assure you, you’ve always been on my mind. In my mind we’ve had such high adventures, over and over, to get the details right, to find the right words, the right setting.

I’m getting my feet under me, though, and there is traction and a line in the sand. We’re all going to LA in August. It’ll be fun, it’ll be scary, and it’ll be a new adventure to write and draw about (I love how you’re all coming to life in sketch work. It really is a joy and moves me forward.). We’re going to meet so many neat people and I just know that many of them will love you as much as I do!

Be patient and keep talking to me, telling me what’s happening. I promise I’ll write it all down.


Dear MC,

You can do this. I’m sorry it’s hard and I’m sorry that it has to be hard. You’ll have really good friends, though and you’ll learn so much and be a really great person for it all. Having so many depend on you is very daunting and you are so very young. But I’m right here. I won’t let you fall.

Your storyteller,

Dear supporting cast (thus far),

Getting you all assembled has been so much fun! You didn’t ask to be a part of the journey, but I’m so glad you’ve all decided to come along! There is a fourth. I’m not sure where she’s coming from and she may be a tough pill to swallow, but you do need her. Try to make her feel welcome, but don’t let her walk all over you. If you give her a nose, she’ll take a furlong. Keep it together for MC and bear in mind that she’s still a child, a strong child, but a child nonetheless.

Love and sugar cubes,


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