I wrote a page of fiction the other day.
I've been so immersed in the non-fiction side it felt weird - but, yes, refreshing.
I then dug out my old file of 40,000 words of children's/YA (young adult) novel and read a random chapter at my writing group. I stopped writing it after my agent's children's department rejected it. I should never have sent it so early. But, as somebody said, the 'composting' has done it some good. It needs a total restructure and lots of rewriting but I'm looking forward going back in. In (ha) my spare moments.
Meantime it's all go in ebook and non-fiction land. I was interviewed for Woman's Hour the other day. Sadly I didn't make the final programme (it was a Jenni Murray day as well). Being more concerned with chemicals in the home than neat and tidyness, I wasn't quite right for the Art of Housework debate (and if they'd seen the state of this flat!). However, I was hugely flattered to have been considered and 100 brownie points to my ebook's seriously good publicist. It does go to show how the whole world of publicity and communications is what authors need to embrace. To up your chances of getting anywhere, having a pro pushing your work forward has to be a continuum rather than a short-term strategy.
I've just been on my non-fiction blog recommending some budget Christmas gift ideas. If you're a kitchen gadget person at all I'd LOVE to hear your top 3 kitchen gadgets of all time if you've got a moment. Thank you!
Bye bye, thanks for visiting, come again soon.