Having had a delightful time visiting the York libraries, and telling stories at RHS Harlow Carr, I have been at my desk delving deeper into a story I'm working on. When it's good, it seems very hopeful, when it isn't, it's horrid. At the stage where I have to have fait in the wretched thing, and that's sometimes rather hard to do. "Who will want this rubbish?" come sinto the head fairly often, especially in the middle of the night. But I MUST MUST MUST get it done, before all the schools go back!
Have also had sightings of the roughs of two picture books for Watts,which makes one feel more encouraged. And is, of course, rather exciting!
Greetings to all the children & parents - and the helpful librarians! - that I'm talking to this week: NEW EARSWICK LIBRARY & DRINGHOUSES LIBRARY today,BISHOPTHORPE LIBRARY & TANG HALL LIBRARY on Thursday, with CLIFTON LIBRARY & FULFORD LIBRARY on Friday. And, in between, tomorrow (Tuesday)I'll be off to the brand new LINTON-ON-OUSE young readers group to celebrate their new library. What an enjoyable week!
Feel much better after some fairly quiet time up here. (Though a big welcome with lots of love to a certain one-day new and as yet unnamed person down in Wanstead, where things have been much busier! Congratulations to all!)
Hooray, I am beginning to believe I might be getting my current struggling story back on track, as the writing process has moved to an enjoyable level, and I can think about the plot without groaning. I'm having a day off for Doncaster libraries tomorrow, so look forward to seeing you all at SPROTBOROUGH LIBRARY, DONCASTER CENTRAL CHILDREN'S LIBRARY, and CONISBROUGH LIBRARY for some fine times!