Got the first book back, and it's immediately obvious that it falls between two ages - not enough pictures (perhaps too many big words) for the little 'uns, but not enough words or story for the bigger kids.
Decided to go in two directions - keep my pictures for the bigger kid books (inspired by the fabulous 'How to Train Your Dragon' series), and try to write some poems and do MORE pictures for the younger kids.
Been a very long time since I did any drawing, but it is great fun. See how I get on! It's great timing as this week is half term, so Arts & Crafts time. While they're painting zombie-pirate captains, I shall drawn stick figures and we'll see if we can differentiate the kid's and my efforts at the end of the week.
Draft 1 of the stage play is finished, and I've scrounged 2 favours for this. A friend's friend's dad, who is an established play write, is very kindly giving it a once over to help me work out the formatting.
Once that bit's done, I have a second cousin twice removed at a London theatre who is going to get another play write to look and maybe help me get off the ground.
Maybe! It's a bit tortuous and certainly convoluted, but it might just work.
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