Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Writting & Illustration Workshop

Yesterday I went to a Writting and Illustration Workshop put on by Angela Sundae, author of Pond Magic.
It was amazing. I now know why I write novels. Illustrating a book is complicated, difficult, amazing and any other words you could think of. There is soo much involved when you get down to the nitty gritty of it.
Luckily you can be either an anuthor or an illustrator or both. I think I'll stick to being an author. That's the easy bit.

The only dissapointing thing about the whole day was that four people did not turn up. That in itself is their loss but there were six people on a waiting list who missed out and who could have been there.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

My trip to nowhere and back again

I'm back. I know you did even know I'd left. When I have more time I'll put up some photos of what I have done and where I have been for the last two weeks. I've had an amazing time and have seen  and done things I have NEVER done before. ALWAYS a positive thing to do to move away and move up from where you are now if you want to change your life and move it in a different direction. (Something I'm attempting to do. Move my life towards my BIG dream)

While I was away I worked on my story. I wrote every day for 5-6 hours and a few days ago, the 15th August 2011 at 5.12 pm I could finally say THE END!

Of course that is only on paper. I am now transcribing my snakes and ladders gibberish onto the computer so that I can eventually print it and send the whole lot off to a friend of mine so he can go through the grammar.

I will then fix whatever it is I'm told to fix. I will in the meantime create a synopsis, a cover letter, a list of potential pictures with their locations, a time line of the story and a break up of each chapter.

I find it VERY beneficial to go away like this and be able to sit and go through the whole story from one end to the other. In my case because I was changing points of views in some chapters, removing some characters and replacing them with someone else. Ensuring that all my chapters flowed. Combining some chapters, splitting others up.

I am extremely pleased with my story and I know that later I will sit back and say struthe I should have done that better but at the moment I am extremely pleased with it.

For the next three weeks I have to build as many small miniature houses as I possibly can because I shall be at the Gold Coast Show and I am allowed to sell my houses for the first time. I shall be creating houses that are less complex and thereby will be a lot cheaper. I am also going to create basic bases so that people can create their own house. They will be sold for $50.00. When the show is finished I shall be putting them on my blog to see if anyone is interested in purchasing them.

I will see you later I have work, work, work to do.