Wednesday, October 24, 2018
I can’t believe it’s time to post another blog. What have I done in the last two weeks? A bit of writing (hoorah!) and re-cycling old bricks!
I’ve managed to finish another draft chapter in my third book about the magic game ‘The Tenth Gateway’. I’ve been a bit slow as it’s taken me several weeks to work out how the fictional children can solve a difficult challenge. It’s interesting that the more I write about the main characters in the story the more real they become for me and I know how they will each react to a particular situation.
I’ve also completed a page for ‘The Spy’s Door’ as part of the scbwi (society of children’s book writers and illustrators) annual bookstop promotion. So if you are looking for holiday gifts for children you can find 'The Spy's Door' and lots more to browse through at #SCBWIBookStop for a great new read
Although I haven’t done a huge amount of weeding and planting type of gardening I have been very active outside re-using the old bricks from the house renovation we did several years ago. My first effort was to make a new garden path.
I have some more ideas that I’ll show you next post.
Do you have any fun or practical ideas of how to recycle materials or items left over from a building project?
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
But I’ve got some news. My book trailer for ‘The Spy’s Door’ is now up. https://youtu.be/dYddokotGYI. If you haven't seen the trailer for 'The Tenth Gateway' published in 2017 the link is: https://youtu.be/DWE4uIAAuz4
Not only do I have a mental blank about my blog and other social media, how do I think about writing when my spring garden keeps me so busy.
I always thought that ‘procrastination is the thief of time’ (who said that?) – but now I know that it’s gardening.
What do you think?
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