I can’t be the only one wondering who I am after the year we’ve had. My job basically disappeared overnight: schools closed to visitors, publishers slowed right down, and my writing time was instead taken up with homeschooling my kids. Things are readjusting themselves again and there are signs that things will pick up, but … More Who Am I?
So here’s a writerly confession: I’ve hardly ever made any money from royalties. Most of my books (over thirty now, since 2004) have never earned out their advances. This is the money you get paid up front – no matter how well or badly the book does, that money is yours. But if the book … More I bought a piece of art
Yesterday, I watched something that BLEW MY MIND. Totally. One of those ‘WHOA’ moments. Thanks to the awesome author/illustrator Sarah McIntyre for posting this on Facebook: It’s quite long. You might not have time (or interest) to watch it. So I’ll explain what it was that made me see things in a new way. Different … More Creativity: an Idea of Reality?