Hope everyone's day went well. I know mine did!
So, last week, I explained The Jazzy Island of Dinosaurs and how the novel came to be. So, now, I will explain The Magic Video Game and how it has evolved over the past nine years.
I was about to finish sixth grade, and, until then, I didn't have any ideas that I wanted to write down on paper (I wrote in notebooks back then). And then, it occurred to me. I thought it would be cool to write a story about a polar bear and his friends living on an island, and some kids would go over to visit them and help them fend off the "bad guys."
Again, similar plot to my other three novels. But very different.
I wrote (what was) The Magic Button from June 2005 until June 2006, so right at a year. And the story lines for each version are pretty similar. I believe that this novel is the one that I changed the fewest things in. With the exception to the place, the people, and how old they are.
In my original version, Andrew and Taci Grzedek are eleven-year-old twins who live in Plymouth, Indiana. They have an annoying older sister, Rachelle. And a married sister, Marie. Andrew's best friends are Stephen Levi, Sam Elczek, Ben Morquist, Henry Worth, and Nicholas Hughes. I cannot remember the names of Taci's best friends offhand.
In my published version, however, Levi Cranston is a fourteen (almost fifteen) year-old who lives in downtown Valparaiso with his two older sisters, Victoria and Olivia, and his younger adopted sister, Evelyn Maeve. Levi's best friends are Jack Andrews, Asad Prejesh, David Savino, and Kevin and Caleb Boca.
In my published version, Marty is the polar bear; Sporto is the walrus; Cosmo is the penguin; Jack McFrost is the snowman; and Jefferson is the Eskimo pig.
In my original version, the only difference with the creature is that Haskiki was an Eskimo.
And, in both versions, they try to take back part of Winderplassic Estate that Darveda, Nelson, and Hilda want.
Since I have basically made very few changes to this particular novel, I don't really have much else to say about it.
But, starting next week, I will be explaining my character developments. I will basically explain the distinct characteristics of each main character in each series. I will start off with Rockybado and go from there.
Have a great remainder of the day!
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