Friday, 19 September 2008

Writing Desert

A few definitions of desert: dry, barren, uncultivated, uninhabited
Also can mean: abandon
Both of these would describe my writing week!!
Do not confuse with dessert: sweet
Yes I can almost taste the sand in my dry mind.
Yes I am panicking.
Why are some weeks so fertile and yet others so barren?
Back to 'dessert' - with its one more 's' - maybe that will stimulate my mind and cheer my sombre mood.
Off to find something which contains copious amounts of sugar!

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Phew! Bookworm frenzy!

I've been working hard on designing/writing the Bodmin Bookworm. This afternoon I've made all pages 'live'. The 16 blog pages are still under construction and need more work but if you want to have a browse click on and follow the links etc. If you have any (tactful) suggestions please let me know.
Michelle & I have also been working together on the posters and leaflets ready for the Bodmin Bookworm launch date on the 22nd September 2008. Michelle has written about this on her blog: .
I am sorry that I am slow catching up with some of your blogs. It's been a rough week health wise and my energy has mostly gone on the Bookworm.
My one treat was to see 'The Duchess' on the cinema yesterday afternoon. I loved it. But then I'm a sucker for a costume drama. The movie website is: . The acting, I thought, was brilliant. High emotions, romance and drama with a splattering of beautiful actors and scenery. Fab!
Ok - must get off this computer before I become a permanent part of it. I have a 'Crunchie' chocolate bar awaiting me (if I can ignore the beseeching looks of my children who have already had their chocolate treat and would now quite like to eat mine!).

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

BACK HOME! And all change....

I'm back home! The map above shows the regions we've been visiting. Not sure if it's readable but hey it looks colourful.

Kids are back at school tomorrow so have just been doing the mad hunt for their PE bags, showers, nit comb, ironing etc.. My baby is starting full-time school - bless - so both my children will be out from 9am until 3.15pm.

So what will I do with my time?

1. I have a new and exciting job, working a few hours a week, mainly from home. It involves me creating, editing and managing multiple blogs for a local creative writing initiative that will involve all school aged children in the immediate area. (One community college, 11 primary & home school) The aim is to promote reading, writing and creativity in a fun way. The blogs will showcase submitted work and offer a chance to read and share ideas. More info to come but here's a sneak preview of an option for the logo (note the link is not yet active)

2. After editing and editing I've decided I now hate the children's book I've written. I can't bare to look at it. I feel it has let me down. Changed from the book it promised to be. I feel cheated. I realise that those of you who advised me to put the book away for a while before beginning edits were right!!!! So now feeling as I do, I'm putting away the evil manuscript for a while. As of tomorrow I start transforming some scribbled notes into a plot outline for a new book I want to write - a fantasy adventure aimed at the 12+ age band. I'm soooooooooooo excited.

And over the next few days I plan to catch up with all of your blogs.

So new school term, new job, new book - all change.

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