Okay, so this week has been a busy week, I planned the complete outlines of the three children’s books that I intended to work on over the next twelve months and even got their cover designs drafted.
I downloaded a new scrivener app so that I could sync my work onto my iPad for when I had a flash of inspiration and no laptop handy. I was feeling pretty happy with myself, smug even.
Then, just like there really was some Amish-like God up there waving his divine finger at me and tut-tutting at my shameful display of pride – KERPOW! Everything fell apart.
So, instead of spending the day busily writing as originally planned, I spent the next eight hours trying to recover my work. After googling thousands of ‘solutions’ to my problem, trawling through hundreds of backup files and performing various geeky technological gymnastics, I got most of it back. Though it appears that the first Chapter of Molly Midnight and the Little People
sadly, is lost forever.
Trying to remember a thousand words that you wrote a few weeks ago seems an impossible task. So now I have to rewrite it….
Looks like this week is going to be another busy week – doubly so because I’m going to backup everything!
Just thought that I would update you on my current state of production. At the moment I am working on two books, the picture book Go Away Dog, which is coming along – but slowly, and a chapter book for 7 – 9-year-olds called ‘Molly Midnight and the Little People,’ which I am quite excited about because it is the first chapter book I have written and I am really enjoying writing the story.
Molly Midnight is a little girl who is descended from a long line of witches and although she is not a witch (because there are no witches left anymore), she has a magical secret. Molly has a magic dolls house.
I am looking forward to developing the story and to completing the first of the black and white illustrations for the book, which I am hoping will be published by the end of the summer.
Keep checking back here for publication updates and cover reveals.
This week has been really busy for me as I am madly attempting to complete my first picture book Daisy Sunshine and the Murkins, before the end of the month. I intend to post a weekly summary of the work that I have completed culminating in the release details of the finished book. I hope that you enjoy this little insight into my work as I venture tentatively into the world of children’s picture book author.
Work completed this week:
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