Friday, 15 December 2017

After months of work...

After working on my stories site for months on end, Steve's got the app finished, Andrew's logo is proudly at the top of every page and all the navigation is sorted out as well as the background being quite bold now too, in comparison to the colour scheme it had this morning!

Means I can concentrate on making plans for JaNoWriMo on New Year's Day now!

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

And the planning is finished!

That means that the next 12 days are my own to do what I like with!  Finished buying the Yule gifts, finished planning out my JanNo novel so I can just enjoy the next couple of weeks!

Sunday, 10 December 2017

What an incredibly productive day!!

After a slow start, someone in SCBWI reminded me to have chocolate and music to inspire and motivate me.

In 12 hours with the help of three mugs of drinking chocolate and Take That blasting through my ears, I've planned out a huge 27 chapters today and I'm now half way through planning the whole novel... not bad going I don't reckon!

I'm hoping I'll have another productive day tomorrow, as long as Steve doesn't mind supplying me with several more mugs of drinking chocolate and having me ignore him in favour of Take That again tomorrow!

Means I'll have totally finished the planning by Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning ready for enjoying Yule and Christmas and New Year with nothing to worry about!

Yay me!

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Book review: Pink Moon by Tonya Coffey


✰✰✰ out of 5

Just finished reading this and it's a book that confuses me with all the names and seeming to change genders of the main character throughout the book.

It seems to be aimed at the hi-lo market... written with the maturity that would appeal to the upper end of Young Adults but using language that is more aimed at Middle Graders.

If you or your teen fancy an easy read then definitely get this book, just be aware that it'll be a challenging read for those who aren't at the upper end of Young Adult readers is all.

Can't wait to read the next book!

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Are there any tweens who are bullied who can help me please?

Are there any bullied tweens I can pick the brain of for my current WIP please? If there are, can they set up a totally anonymous email address and email me about it at amanda@stories4childrengroup.com please? Just wanna know about the threats that are being made is all Thank you!

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Book Review: Storm Shelter by April Sali



✰✰✰✰ out of 5

This is a wonderful little book - I couldn't stop reading it!  The only reason I'm giving it four stars instead of the full five is purely because it is so short.  Needs to be oneheckuva lot longer than it is... Amelia could have had a lot more adventures before she found her gift and expanded on how the bully seemed to go from someone that everyone was scared of to suddenly feeling able to confide his deepest thoughts in the Amelia.

The author has an amazing way with words, she just needs to put a lot more into the book to help the reader go on the journey with Amelia... really tug at the heart strings of the readers and let them grow really attached to Amelia.

If you want a feel-good, very quick read, then get yourself this book... you won't regret it!

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Copyright question

Me an' 'im have written a picture book together this evening... his ideas, my words and I've included his name as the author but are we both owners of the copyright or just one of us please?