I went for a walk with a friend yesterday and he asked me how my writing was going. It took me a nanosecond to update him: I am half way through writing a children’s novel, I have written three picture books (unpublished), I am waiting to hear back about my fourth (my best, I reckon), and I… Continue reading Less talking, more writing!
My mum was clearing out her loft at the weekend and she discovered a bag full of art she’d kept from when I was a kid. I thought I’d share some of it with you. Here is one of my earliest works, aged 3 ½ (not sure what inspired the squiggly thing to the right… Continue reading What I drew when I was a child
After my first two picture books were rejected I changed tack and started writing another ‘fluffier’ story. But that came to a grinding halt after a few days as I wasn’t feeling the love. (I’ll leave it simmering for a while and see if it wants me to come back to it later.) I’ve now… Continue reading My third picture book (third time lucky?)
I’ve just finished reading ‘How to Write a Children’s Picture Book and Get It Published’ by Andrea Shavick. When I first leafed through it I was a bit disappointed as it seemed so basic and simple. (Idiot!) This is exactly why it’s so flipping good! By the time I got to the end I was… Continue reading If you want to write a picture book, read this
I have finally done it. I have sent my two picture book manuscripts off to a publisher. I am now officially shitting myself. I am preparing myself for a 'thanks but no thanks' response. If I get anything else I will inform you straight away and major celebrations will… Continue reading Breaking news!