I hear the character's voices, Jenika sees them!
All of my characters are based on animals and insects and their adventures. As I am writing the script and their lines, I sometimes have an idea of how I think they may look. I see them as animals or insects but in cartoon form! At times, I imagine them with a specific or memorable item of clothing, such as a backward baseball cap or something. Jenika will bring them into colourful life on the page! Sometimes I have no idea of how they look and Jenika comes up with sketches and ideas I would never have thought of! It's such a fun process.
As well as working on my first book, I am also putting together a Storytime with Anna Christina Package. Lots of parents have been asking me for this when I do my library visits. It's a great idea!