Saturday, 3 December 2016

In fact...

How many steps are there usually in a spiral staircase please?

For example, house stairs are usually somewhere between 10 and 15 steps, offices are about 20 steps between floors and shops stairs are between 0 and 10... is there a standard for a spiral staircase please?

Ideas for early chapter books please?

Fancy trying my hand at writing an early chapter book, but I'm totally out of ideas!

I stole the idea of a spiral staircase from D on SCBWI, but don't know what else to include in it now!

I had loads of ideas spinning around my head when I first read those two words, but the brain damage has totally made me loose them all now  :-(  Should have written them down before I got the permission to use it!

Friday, 2 December 2016

Just nudged another couple of agents

I queried a couple of agents back at the end of June this year, but haven't heard anything back from either of them, so SCBWI recommended that I sent them an email to see what's going on.

I got an automated email reply from one of them giving another email address to send it to because she's on honeymoon atm.

Third person correctly hopefully!

Keep your fingers and toes crossed for me!  :-)

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Going to get Danielle a SCBWI membership in the New Year

Going to get her membership to SCBWI as she seems to approve of being there, so I'll make it a joint birthday and Yule gift starting next year  :-)

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Wrote "Five golden keys" today and...

I'm going to research writing early chapter books tomorrow then write my first early chapter book next week.  It prolly won't be any good but it'll get me writing a new to me kinda book!

Apparently they are between 1,000 and 1,500 words per chapter and there are 5-10 chapters per book.

Wish me luck!

I'm thinking, if I'm feeling particularly creative, I can write 3 or 4 PBs a day,
2 early readers a day, 2 easy readers a day, 1 early chapter book a week, 1 MG novel a fortnight or 1 YA novel a month.

The only type I don't fancy writing atm is board books but other than that, I'll give most things a try!

Wrote "You're just jealous" yesterday

Wrote the easy reader "You're just jealous" yesterday.

Writing an early reader called "Five golden keys" today thanks to a prompt on SCBWI last night.

Will prolly write another one a day until the end of November then start doing my Yule shopping ready to start writing again in 2017!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Cogheart by Peter Bunzl

Just finished listening to Cogheart and it was a great book that I reckon is for either older MG or younger YA, purely because of the choice of some of the words.

If you've got a tween or young teen that you want to get more into reading, get them this audiobook.