Amazing Young Writer Session last Saturday! I had five youngsters turn up to the first session of the new era - four complete newbies and one "old boy" (who is only actually 9) who belonged to the original group almost from its first day back in 2012. If you want a complete update go to http://addiscombeyoungwriters.blogspot.co.uk where my ecstatic ramblings take up a very long opening paragraph! Suffice it to say I came home afterwards breathing a huge sigh of relief. And it doesn't stop there. I have already had three enquiries about the next session! So the snowball effect starts here!
I am feeling really fired up! Even though I have withdrawn The Book from The Publisher mentioned last Post (don't ask - long story. Well ok ask then - it would be nice to get some sort of response on here!) but I have already got another iron in the fire so all is not lost. The fact is I truly believe in The Book - possibly more than I have ever believed in anything else I have ever written. And I know that I will know when the right agent/publisher/editor has come along - rather like you instinctively know when you have found the right new home or job! It has taken me three years and a growing file of positive feedback to get to this point with this book so another year is not going to hurt if that is what it takes. I have faith.
As for everything else - well - Steve and I took four of our six grandchildren to Toys R Us a couple of weeks ago so that the two youngest could pick their birthday presents. Admittedly this particular branch of Toys R Us is HUGE - but before we'd even got ten yards inside the door they were all telling us what they wanted (the older two had pocket money to spend) just from the first shelf of display. Eventually we managed to persuade them to take a look at the other how-ever-many-thousand-square-footage of shop there was that they hadn't even spotted beyond those first two or three displays and, surprisingly - less than an hour and a half later we left with two huge bagfuls of toys plus four very contented children so all was well that ended well. And Steve and I have also seen a couple of good shows lately too. If "Fame - The Musical" comes within a hundred miles of you anytime soon, you have just got to go and see it! It is kinda scary that I can actually remember the original TV series because it was ... well... shall we just say quite some time ago. And finally if you like reading biographies I urge you to grab a copy of Simon Pegg's Nerd Do Well.
That's it for this post. Catch up again soon.