My last post was about how I write, and I mentioned that I was working on a project close to my heart with an illustrator. Well, I’d finished the first draft, and I’d sent it to my agent, along with a good writer friend and the illustrator. The writer friend was the first to get … More Picking yourself up again
A week ago my good friend and brilliant writer Susie Day (author of the brilliant Pea books among others) tagged me in a sort of bloggy toury thingy (that’s a technical term, by the way). You should nip over to read her What, Why and How I write and then come back here…I’ll make a cuppa … More What, Why and How I Write
The London Book Fair happens every year in April. Book Fairs are huuuge events, with publishers from all over the world sending publicists and sales people (and sometimes editors) to have meetings and talk at seminars. Plus, of course, have a stand to display all their latest books. Agents, too, have the opportunity to meet … More A trip to the London Book Fair
I went out for a walk yesterday afternoon. There’s a very beautiful magnolia tree three houses down. I love magnolia. When I was young, there was a magnolia tree in next door’s garden. I used to collect the fallen petals and sew them into fairy skirts for my dolls.
It’s been a slow day today. I’m tired and, having finished the first draft of a new book recently, am in that slightly in-between-projects stage. So I dug out a manuscript I finished in November last year and re-read it. It needs a re-write, but I’m fond of it (it’s what one of my writer … More A ‘wafty’ story on a window seat