The words that I have written down to create the story of the Blue Pencil are in the hands of the illustrator. It is an exciting thing to see your work move on to the next step but it also requires trust and patience. The illustrator is taking my words and trying to create images that will help the reader embrace and understand the full story. I have ideas and the illustrator has ideas. Sometimes they are aligned and sometimes they are not. I feel that I am very lucky that the illustrator I am working with at Pen-It publications is open to my ideas, changes and suggestions. We are very close to completing the combination of illustrations and words which will lead to the completion of the book, The Blue Pencil, and then I will be able to share it with all of you.