I can't believe how long it has been since my last post. The time has just disappeared, especially the last few months. I have been busy with the kids, (an endless list of tasks comes with those two little ones) and also my Etsy business. Behind the scenes I have also been working hard at my novel for middle-grade readers (that's roughly 9-12 year olds) as I still have a lot of love for that project, even though it has been hanging around for ages.
I have told myself that this is the year it will get finished and I have taken some significant steps to move it forward. Most notably I engaged Sarah Stewart of The Lighthouse Children's Literary Consultancy to review the first 21,000 words of my story. I bravely sent off my manuscript before I went on holiday and tried not to think about it too much! Sarah turned it around very quickly and I already have her detailed comments back. I am going to write in more detail about it another day but I will keep you all posted on my progress via this blog and, hopefully, by the end of the year I will have a completed story (not that I have said that before or anything.... But, in my defence, last time I did have a baby!).
So that's it for now. Just a quick post to get my blogging juices flowing again and to state my resolution to crack on with this project now I have taken the big step of getting a professional opinion.
Check back to see how I progress (fingers crossed!). In the meantime, keep writing and remember, if you are stuck there are ways to get going again. Whether that is taking a break or seeking professional assistance or maybe just an outsider's view (although be careful with that last one! Choose wisely and trust yourself.)
Just don't give up.
I love most types of fiction - crime, mystery, fantasy. Oh, and historical fiction of course and middle-grade books and, well, you get the picture.
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