writing

Here’s One I Prepared Earlier

I’m in the middle of a writing project right now. I’m at that totally immersed stage where everyday life fades away and I’m living in my story. So it was quite a surprise when last week a new idea popped into my head. At first I ignored it, but the idea was like an annoying gnat. It kept on buzzing at me, day AND night until in the end I was forced to reach for this…

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Yes. The new notebook.

Now my idea’s down on paper and it’s started to gather momentum. Already, my notebook is full of scribbles. Characters, plot ideas, locations.

Writing a book is a lot like cooking. You start with an unlikely looking collection of ingredients. You throw them in a bowl, mix them together and add a few things more. Sometimes you take things out and then you put them back in again.

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You cook it for a while and if you’re lucky you end up with something good.  Like this crumble I baked at the weekend.

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The new idea is still at the ingredients stage.  I’m not sure which ones I’ll use yet or how I’ll mix them together. But with any luck, with a lot of mixing and cooking, I’ll end up with something good. Only not a crumble this time, a book.

Until  that happens, here’s one I prepared earlier.

Ruby and the Royal Baby copy

2 thoughts on “Here’s One I Prepared Earlier

  1. Hi Julie! 😀

    I LOVE writing stories! There is excitement and fear that if it’s it good enough, but, if you like writing it, I think if you try and write it for yourself, the story just shines like magic. 😀 ❤ I'm working on story 2 of my main characters journey, and I've called it, Ruby River. This one has mermaids in it. 😀

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