3 rhyming stories & 4 unrhymed (This is notable because last WriWee I made my first moves away from rhyme.)
2 sets of connected books. (Dare I say sequel?)
1 rocket rhymer
2 stories inspired by students
2 stories inspired by (pesky pest) animals
1 manuscript inspired by Twitter
2 heart stories, 3 warm stories, 2 silly stories
7 stories that excite me
7 stories that need a lot more work
Today I started the editing process. I can’t bear the thought of the roughness – and I needed to re-read to know what I’d written, because I’d honestly forgotten.
Ooops. A confession. I see a pattern in my PBs this week… a tendency to cuttothechaseandrushtheending just so I could finish the PB and go to sleep! (That was very naughty of me, I know – but they all had a beginning, middle and end – and I almost had enough sleep.)
For now, I’m beefing up the endings. And I’m working on the rhymers, reading aloud to check for scansion and aural appeal – and to ensure that each word counts. Next step is to thicken some plots. My brain was addled some nights and one in particular is pretty basic.
Again, thankyou to PaulaYoo for her wonderful idea to get us all writing – and communicating/encouraging throughout. The children’s writing community around the world is generous and connected – and great to be a part of. For those who’ve tweeted their progress and encouragement – or commented on my blog – I thank you.
I’ll be lining up again in 2012 – but this time I’ll put a reminder on my computer, so it doesn’t catch me unawares again. Mark it on your calendar (1-7 May each year) and read more here; http://paulayoo.com/napi.