So I've started a blog. And I've started writing stories for children. The two are linked; one day I am going to have published work out there for children (even if it takes me 10 years) and I thought it would be interesting to document the journey. Perhaps I will be the only reader of my blog (no- I'll force my husband to at least pretend to read it too), but to keep for posterity the experience of becoming a proper writer might be useful to someone else, at some point.
So far I have written a picture book text for 3+ (currently at Smartquill editorial services with Philippa Donovan for some advice), and I am well into the process of planning and writing a YA novel - something I never thought I'd do.
This blog will be a diary of my reading and writing experiences along the way. Rejections, successes (hopefully), periods of writer's block and periods of mad obsessed writing will all no doubt feature here.
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