Black Cats, Crocodile’s Bottoms, Beetles and BOOKS!!!!
I need to talk to you because I’ve just noticed something really WEIRD!!!!
Here’s the thing: I DON’T write books about animals. I’m not even a HUGE fan of animals. (Don’t get me wrong; they’re beautiful and lovely at a distance – but not if they dribble on my face, poo on the floor, or give me fleas). It’s not that I’m anti-animals – I’ve always had a cat (that I’ve always loved) – but in that distant, chase-your-mouse-outside and don’t-get-on-my-bed sort of way.
So WHY, oh WHY, do I write books like this:
Notice the common theme? (It’s taken me ages to spot it). A HEN in the Wardrobe, Wendy Quill is a CROCODILE’S Bottom, The Black CAT Detectives!!! Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! They’re all over the place!
And it get’s worse – A HEN in the Wardrobe’s full of SNOW-LEOPARDS, FROGS, and SHEEP. The Black Cat Detectives is all about deeply endangered BEETLES, and not only is Wendy Quill a CROCODILE’S bottom, she gets famous because of a RAT!
And I finished the next Wendy Quill book yesterday – and have only just realised – it’s completely ANIMAL obsessed!
Blimey! This writing lark is a funny old thing. It tells you things about yourself that you didn’t even know. Like: my brain finds animals INSPIRING! And even though I didn’t think I was TOTAL animal lover, when I look at what I’ve written, I think that maybe I am!
PS) As long as nothing dribbles on my face.
What SECRETS has your writing told you about yourself?