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.
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!
I guess this means I can now add this to my CV!
Thanks to Storm Grayson for giving me this opportunity and it’ll be something I will contribute to monthly.
…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’