Thursday, January 17, 2008

On with the next book

OK so thinking that a 1,000 word short story was going to take a month was a little overly self-indulgent. I made lots of notes (some of which will be used at a future date), made two false starts on the computer; then decided enough was enough. I took my notes and sent myself to the computer, where I spent the morning writing from the heart, after which I had my story. I printed it off and made corrections (which were strangely invisible on the screen, but obvious on paper). Yesterday I printed off my final entry, as well as a new entry form - (one of my cats had kindly signed the first one with a muddy pawprint), and posted it.

Now I'm working on my second doodle book, the story is written, but needs a little tweaking, and the illustrations need doing.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


With Christmas over along with the pressure of trying to sell books at as many fairs and outlets as possible, it's been quite nice to get back to writing something new, with pen and paper. I've been working on a short story for a competition. It's a cat story, and my only problem is where to start. So I've made lots of notes about the antics of my feline friends, and now have to start funnelling some of it into a 1000 word story.

My deadline is the end of January, which will give me a month out on something completely different, before I get on with illustrating and preparing my next book for publication.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

A target reached

I heard from one of my outlets yesterday, they'd sold 2 more Doodle books and helped me to reach my target of selling 100 Doodle Mayhem books before Christmas. I also sold 41 Moster books in the same three and a half month period.

December sales:
Doodle Mayhem 25
The Monster Under the Bed 18