The title of this blog post is a lyric from a song in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, one of my favourite movies ever. The song is all about how mistakes, and failures and things-going-wrong are the building blocks for success. The sentiment in it speak SO much to me, and I play it on full… Continue reading From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success!
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
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!
I am a massive fan of NaNoWriMo. I love that it’s a challenge, and I love the community of writers that spring up each November to cheer each other when times are good and commiserate when times are bad. I have attempted NaNoWriMo a few times, and won once, and this November I aimed to… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update (or doing November slightly differently!)
I have always had a problem with finishing things. Even as a kid I would get really excited and passionate about something, be it rollerblading or tennis or trampolining and then I would make it my life mission to become really, REALLY good at that particular thing. That passion would last about a week. Then… Continue reading Finishing…
Yesterday was June 1st, which means that we are less than one month away from the start of the July Camp NaNoWriMo. If you haven’t heard about Camp NaNoWriMo, it’s basically very similar to its November sister project; you write a lot of words in a short amount of time. The difference with Camp is… Continue reading Getting ready for Camp NaNoWriMo: Five Fundamental Tips
So I did my first blog post in what seemed like forever last week, all about what I planned to do this summer, and one of the things I planned to do was start draft 2 of my current WIP. I was so, SO excited about it, not only because I’d been pretty happy with… Continue reading The second draft blues…