The story of fancy snail, Anna was published on Amazon store.
Finally, my second picture book, "The story of the fancy snail, Anna", has been published through Amazon. Currently, it is only available in ebook form. A paperback is in preparation. The first book, "Hallo! My Robin", was formatted and uploaded through a professional company. I'll do a separate post on this story.
Anyway, the second book, "The story of the fancy snail, Anna", was done directly without going through a company. In my opinion, if you want to publish a book for the first time, it is a good idea to have a professional formatting done for you. In my case, I commissioned a professional company because of the pressure of being my first book and the desire to approach it more professionally. And after publishing my first book, I gained confidence. From the second, I was able to do it myself.
The second picture book, Anna the Snail, is written for grown-ups aged 13 and over. Actually, it doesn't matter if your child reads it, but to understand the structure of the story, you need to understand the psychological term narcissism. Because it depicts a morbid relationship rather than a mother-daughter relationship based on general love and sacrifice, it contains lines that are difficult for children who have not yet established values to read.
I have been preparing this snail story for over a year. Before that, I had to read related books and collect informations. And I had to construct the dialogue and design those characters and plots. After such a long time, a story was born. Above all, the master's course at Adelphi university's Educational Theater, where I am currently pursuing, was very helpful. Through this study, I also discovered my vision as a writer.
I am most grateful to have completed the publication of two books before the end of the year. And next year, I look forward to being more active as an artist. Thank you for always supporting us.
Myungja Anna Koh