Thank you so much for your marvellous advice last week on Getting Started. I took it. Most of it. And it had an unexpected outcome.
First I had an idea. A little tiny bite size idea for a very silly poem. Chuckling, I wrote it down . It didn’t hurt at all but I still wasn’t ready to plunge in with a new book so….
I searched my loft for a missing pair of china dogs – as you do – and accidentally found this:
More silly poems? What a very strange coincidence.
Radio 4 aired a Bicentenary Celebration of the Birth of Edward Lear. Well goodness, really, what a remarkable coincidence.
I got an email from Maureen Lynas. Could I get to work on my author page for the brand new funEverse blog? (funEverse is a group of SCBWI children’s poets who critique each other’s work in private and are very soon about to go PUBLIC – aaaargh)
Could I? Could I ? I HAD to – clearly the world of silly poems was conspiring to get me back to work. Oh! What fun – unbridled mucking about with words. And the funny thing is, that’s what made me want to write in the first place. Mucking about with words.
I can not wait to introduce you to the happy band of lunatics that inhabit the FunEverse – watch this space next Friday!
After three years of writing a book
At another I just couldn’t look
I’d had quite enough
Of high hopes and stuff
Not one look at a book could I took.
That’s silly, it doesn’t even make any sense!
I know! Isn’t it fun 🙂 Next time you’re struggling for words, take a bite size nibble at some verse.
Why not give it a go now?