• Author Brittany Leonard

When the Spark Ignites...

Updated: Feb 1

In 2017, I tore my ACL while training to become a kids' yoga instructor.


But that isn't my most vivid memory of the year. What I remember is my partner saying to me, "You'll need a hobby for when you're recovering from surgery - you should write a book or learn to draw or something."


That evening as I went to sleep, this idea played in my mind. The spark had ignited, and it roared into a flame all on its own.


Even after I had started, I didn't believe that I would actually write this book. I knew my own history of starting new hobbies and projects - I would eventually give up or get bored or realize how much work it would involve and change my mind. In writing and illustrating a graphic novel, there is definitely a lot of work involved, but here I am!


It's now been two and a half years since dislocating my knee - I've had surgery and fully recovered. I'm still in the drafting stages of the book, and am nearly ready to send it out to beta readers!


Now I know you're wondering, how exactly did I tear my ACL while doing kids' yoga? Well, that's a story for another time!


A snapshot of my first two drafts and drawn pages that are set to ink. My cat Tandy loves to be a part of things - she will likely show up often.

#writer #writerslife #firstbook #yoga #lifewithtandy

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