Sometimes developing a character can be difficult...
It's one thing to draw kids and let the drawing tell a bit of of a story...
... you can capture bits and pieces of a personality and express emotion
but sometimes you just feel like something may be missing...
Then, one day you meet a kid like "Lydia" - an instant character!
Her imagination is already so animated that all the hard work is done for you!
You just have to be smart enough to scrawl it down on paper before she runs off
on some other crazy adventure of her own making!!
And you just know that this character is meant to be in a book!