I am working on a new project. I am happy with it so far but its only a tiddler - nearing 4,000 words and there's obviously a long way to go. My only gripe is its a YA and being a YA in itself isn't a problem but the fact that i'm suddenly reading how YA's are hot sellers right now. I'm not trying to jump on some bandwagon with this, it just happened to be the one idea of about six ideas floating round in my head that i got most excited about and its the one that most demanded to be written (my ideas are like that - stubborn demanding, independant sorts that won't be told - just like children really). In fact ideally the bandwagon would have just been beginning to roll when i'd finished the ms. Still you can't predict these things and i'm keeping my fingers crossed that its such a strong ms when its finished, that trend or no trend, it gets bought. I have a lot of work to do.
As much as I like the YA story idea though, i find myself distracted from the process of writing by thoughts of what is happening to all the things of mine out there in hopeful land. I have a couple of picture books and a novel out with publishers right now and i'm just busting to know if they're wanted or not. I've had a lot of news recently, so you might wonder why i am so desperate for more, but the trouble with all the news i've been getting is that none of it is definite. Its a whole load of maybes and might happens and i am a concrete kind of girl. I want to know for sure. The ole' impatience kicks in and then i find it hard to settle to anything.
I have to divert myself with the thought that my daughter is going to be in a sky tv advert (Mysky) soon which is very exciting and i'm looking forward to seeing that. I also had a clean bill of health from the specialist doctor i saw yesterday. Its a follow up to a problem i had about five years back so its nice to know that some parts of me are in good shape. Other parts feel like they're about to drop off but despite some evidence to the contrary i should feel pretty happy with the state of my health right now. If only i could eat less chocolate and drink less wine i'd be a darn fine specimen (but wheres the fun in that). I'm very pleased with myself that i've been so proactive about my health though. I hope everyone out there is taking care of themselves and seeing the doctor when they should and keeping an eye on things like blood pressure and cholesterol and glucose levels etc...
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