Posted in thoughts, writing

Submitting Work

No matter how much you double, triple, quadruple or even double-triple-quadruple read the guidelines for an agency there’s always that moment, once you’ve hit sent, where you think “Did I do it all correctly?”

That’s my current state of mind!

Posted in writing

Picture Book Manuscript Template

If you follow the instructions carefully from editing-writing your work should look something similar to this:


Kipper Kipperson

12 Kipperton Road










By Kipper Kipperson



Once upon a time, in the forest, there lived a maiden. Her name was Aurora, after the dawn. Born to the King and Queen, she was bestowed a thousand gifts from well-wishers and family from all around the kingdom. Everyone was in awe of this beautiful child, except one, Maleficent.

Maleficent was a jealous and cruel woman yet she had very magical powers.  On the day of Aurora’s christening, she turned up uninvited and placed a curse on the very sweet an innocent child.



Remember to include headers with surname/title of work and page numbers. From personal experience, do your research and follow the publisher’s guidelines.


UPDATE: “Word count” needs to be top right but my blog moved it over to the left instead. 0.5 paragraph indents were also stripped.  I can’t upload my word document template otherwise I’d just send that over.


Posted in cats

Confucius Cat

Confucius cat says he who waits patiently for biscuits will learn to open the kitchen door and tear open the bag when everyone else is in bed.

Posted in progress, project, writing

Gym and Thoughts

I opted for the gym as it’s equally important to exercise my body as well as my mind and I can happily say, from a vigorous workout, I’ve been rethinking project robot.

Its nothing major but the first draft, I think, needs a bit of shuffling around somewhat so instead of just rewriting the sentences I should map it all out again and from that framework of view find the best way to get to the end.

As a short story it should still be accomplished within a couple of weeks.

Posted in writing

Mobile Writing

I can only do so much on my mobile. The tools are there to churn out book after book, but the speed isn’t, the screen isn’t, and a big keyboard isn’t.

I’m sure there are writers out there who have published a lot of work using only their thumbs for typing, but I don’t have that skill. Plus I’m quite happy to do work old-school style.

Posted in thoughts

Write or Gym?

Tonight I’m scheduled in for a fitness class at the gym, but I’m in 2 minds over it. This is due to last nights wasted writing session. I wanted to write, but the laptop had had an update, and so for nearly an hour I sat there and waited patiently.

By the time it had finished I was very tired and so headed off to bed instead.

I still very much want to write tonight, but the gym is also calling too. What to do, what to do?