Posted in writing

Children’s Picture Books

I have found an article explaining why it’s essential that children, of nearing high school age, would benefit from continuing to read picture books. I agree wholeheartedly with it, and the idea that I’d ever had to get rid of picture books for my children before they get to high school is not something I want to think about – those books are mine and my children’s worlds.

You can read it here.

Posted in progress, writing

Writing Progress

The summer holidays are over, which means one thing – I’m able to write during the day once again!

I have finished off a chapter this morning, word count was nearly 250, so not much but I can’t get into the next chapter as I need to work on some outlines and figure their directions out.  The finished chapter isn’t on the path I imagined so I need to work out if I want to end it on a cliff hanger or if I want the reader to know exactly what it will lead to.  For now it’s an open ending.

There is a downside to daytime writing: my youngest is upstairs napping and I left my art book up there and if I go up he will wake!  So it’s back to A4 lined paper for note taking and fine tuning. I like to use an A2 pad for all the brainstorming (is it still called that or do I have to refer to it as Mind Mapping for the PC parade?).  I imagine next week will be a more organised week.

I have missed blogging on a daily basis but I think it got to a point where priorities were all wrong and so the break has done me good.

Regarding the recent published work, I am in the process of writing more articles for future newsletters as we speak, it’s nice to say I’m finally livin’ the dream!

Posted in project

Fingers In Other Pies

…is probably the best way to describe tonight. I haven’t sat and watched TV, nor have I wasted time browsing the internet. No no. Tonight I have been expanding my horizons and have written an article for someone else. Thought I’d give it a go. I have nothing to lose and everything to gain so I dedicated this evening to it.

If I can continue with this positivity with my motivation to write I’ll be able to free up some more fingers for more pies.

Pies = projects, not ‘Greggs’