3 Days to Release: Object That’s Significant to the Story

Annie with the blue blanket.

Our dog Annie loves the blue blanket too.

Since the boy in THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST wakes up alone on a mysterious beach in the book, he doesn’t have much with him, just his clothes and a piece of fabric in his pocket. He does, however, find something early on that becomes a source of comfort, and that’s the object significant to the story that I’m focusing on for day 3 of #18DaystoMGDebut: a blanket.

The idea of the boy finding a blanket came to me in a very early draft and stayed strong throughout all the revisions. It’s light blue but has stains that look like bruises, kind of like the boy’s situation.

I found an inexpensive light blue blanket when I was working on a revision of this book, and it quickly became a comfort of my own. It’s so soft, and I can’t tell you how many revisions I’ve done wrapped in this soft blanket. The idea must’ve caught on, because one early reviewer recommended reading this book in a comfy spot with a soft blanket. I second that.

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