And just to dash all your hopes quickly, no, this is not a story-post. I decided I was going to do a post like this with all my stories right before the last chapter. I’m just going to take the time to tell you where I got my inspiration, where the picture came from, and other random things now.
* I hadn’t thought of doing this when I started posting, so I already told you where my inspiration came from. It was Spencer, me, Mom, Becca, and Michael that were on the geocaching trip; and Spencer made up titles for all of us that I used in my story–except I think M was the luggage or the passenger or something (because he was in the stroller that Mom was ‘pilotting’) and I just couldn’t go with that; so I gave him a different job (spoiler alert: you’ll see him and Dad in the last chapter). Oh! and Spencer actually left me alone and walked off out-of-sight in the trees looking for the geocache for a little while. Being left alone in the Bolivian jungle would be WAY worse though, the only thing that made it nerve-racking was pessimistic me. And I made the spider up off the top of my head–I don’t think there’s any such thing.
* The picture is actually of a tree in China, not Bolivia; and it’s not in the jungle, it’s in a park–but I thought it would suffice. With a selection like this, it was hard to choose:
* Like I said, all the characters are named after one of my family members, only spelled different. I also mentioned that in the original manuscript I spelled the explorer’s name S-P-E-N-C-E-R like my brother, but here I spelled it S-P-E-N-S-E-R. I also spelled the female dragon’s name F-O-G-G-Y-N-E-S-S in the first copy, but I changed it to the regular F-O-G-G-I-N-E-S-S for my blog. I don’t know why I spelled it weird in the first one. Maybe I didn’t know how to spell it right… I don’t remember. This way feels more natural (because it is) and my computer doesn’t give it that annoying red underline.
* I think I wrote this book in one day, or maybe two or three–not many! 🙂 I made almost everybody I lent it to read it one chapter at a time, because I love dropping people on cliff-hangers!
I hope you guys are enjoying my story! I can’t wait to post the last chapter! See you guys, and happy Saturday! 🙂