On Monday my youngest grandchild, who is all of 5 years old, decided he needed to consult with his me, his Grandma. The message read we would talk in 5-
Regardless he did decide to call me back to ask me a thought-
As it turned out my grandson wasn’t the only person I consulted with this week as the day before I finally managed to face-
Unfortunately, our discussion was not the happiest has I had to inform her that, at this moment in time, everything is on hold regarding publication of her story. We won’t be able to progress any further with the publisher until this virus situation is clear and things return to normal. The up side is that she is on the publishers waiting list so, pleasingly, she was fully acceptable and understanding in her attitude of the situation. Mind you she did take the opportunity to bounce quite a number of questions off me relating to sales, promotion and marketing. Me thinks this young lady has her head switched on and will develop into a bright young adult.
I must admit that being in lock down hasn’t overly affected me too much. And even though my office is only a five-
In the meantime, I have worked hard. I’ve reviewed a short story and a poem for two competitions; reviewed and edited a novel as well as added to a novel of my own which I have been working on for some time. Hopefully I will get this finished soon. Add to that the creation of forty podcast manuscripts and you could say lock down is working well for me. Next job is to set up a recording studio in the spare bedroom to start recording my podcasts. Should be fun!
If you are bored and fancy a challenge then why not have a go at the Mentoring Writers Writing Challenge. Entry is free and is open to anyone, writers or not, of all ages as long as you follow the rules. Check out this link for full details: www.mentoringwriters.co.uk/challengerules.html Deadline is 30th June.
Go on… give it a go. Winners will be included in a Children’s Short Story Book to be published later in the year.