This month, I’ve decided to change things up a little with my April wrap up. I kind of want to wrap up my entire month–from reading to writing to everything in-between. Books before Looks: This month I read a grand total of: 11 books, which is 6 more then my goal. I read Lumberjanes, Vol.… Continue reading How you doing, April? | Wrap Up
This post is a little late this month, because I have been spending all of my spare time writing. I started it New Years Day. In January, I wrote half a book. In February, I stalled slightly. I was really happy with everything I’d written so far, but I couldn’t quite work out the ending.… Continue reading Stage 3: Draft 1.5 | Writing
In January, I wrote half a book. Which is a pretty big achievement, for me. I’m normally a slow, messy drafter, but this book just seems to be pouring out of me. I have a sort of plan RE how it’s all going to end (but that could change, at any time.) It’s a first draft… Continue reading Stage 2: Draft 1 | Writing
So, I’m writing a book. It’s not a book at the moment, it’s just a jumble of words on a page. But one day, it’s going to be a book. I really enjoy reading about other people’s writing process–what they do that’s the same/different from me, so I thought I’d journal my writing process. I’ve never… Continue reading Stage 1: Draft 1 | Writing
Sometime last year, I took part in my first #ukmgchat on twitter, and joked that my perfect book would be something involving farts and friendship. For some reason, today that thought popped into my mind again and it struck me that it was true: farts & friendship = perfect book. At the same time, I… Continue reading Farts & Friendships: Writing for Children
Next Tuesday is Shrove Tuesday, and I’m a teeny-tiny bit excited. I love Shrove Tuesday because (A) pancakes and (B) I get to talk and gossip about what everyone is planning to give up for lent. I love hearing what other people want to give up – I think it just says SO much about… Continue reading Pancakes & Love
So I did it, I wrote 50,000 words in November. I would like to thank caffeine and a major lack of sleep for getting me here. It was all worth it to see the shiny WINNER email in my inbox and now I am happily reading ALL THE BOOKS I CAN GET MY HANDS ON.… Continue reading UPDATES!