Following a tiny push from Terry, I’ve decided to throw caution to the wind and sign up (in theory) for a Mini NaNoWriMo. In other words, I will not be registering as an official participant and I will not be aiming for 50,000 words in 30 days, but I will be in the shadows bashing … Read moreMini NaNoWriMo
Cat’s Paw is the title of book 2 in my children’s series. You will have noticed, or maybe not, that I’ve replaced the progress bar in the sidebar. It won’t change for a while yet, because I doubt I’ll start writing for a few weeks. Maybe, and this is just a random thought so don’t … Read moreIntroducing “Cat’s Paw”
Green for Danger by Emily Rodda is the latest book I’ve finished reading. Admittedly, whilst reading I thought there was a lot of “padding”, but by the end I realised that every scene did advance the storyline (in other words everything was there for a reason). The book isn’t a fantasy, it’s a mystery. I’ve … Read moreGreen for Danger
You may find this difficult to believe, but I’m proud of the writing I’ve done in the last three days. However, I would like to mention that I’ve only written three sentences. Just about every writing site I’ve visited, since I discovered the internet, has told me one thing – make every word count. All … Read moreWhen Every Word Counts
It’s amazing what a difference a few days can make. Earlier this week, I had a vague idea about the plot for book 2 in the series, and no idea (except for how it had to end) for book 3. Today, both books have a draft plan (which still needs to be expanded on). This … Read morePlanning Progressing
My intentions were good, but I didn’t actually carry through with my plan. I had intended to start planning book 2 (and 3) yesterday. I did buy two nifty notebooks especially for the occasion. I also printed out a summarised version of the Snowflake steps to use in the notebooks. But I didn’t actually start … Read moreGood Intentions
Now that Cat’s Eyes is complete and I’m waiting to be sent off to be professionally edited, what am I going to do now? As the weekend is fast approaching, and that’s when I do most of my writing, I’ve been thinking about the second book in the series. I have a rough idea what … Read moreWhat To Do Next?
Being a writer, I’m used to having to wait for replies from editors of publishing houses and agents. The wait is usually a long one, and although it’s a nuisance, I accept that I have to wait. It’s part of the industry. However, when I decided to find a professional editor for my children’s manuscript, … Read moreWhen a Writer Should Not Have to Wait