Wednesday 12 December 2012

My Next Big Thing blog hop

I'd like to say a huge thank you to Terri Dryden at for getting me involved in this!

Here are my answers to the ten questions  :-)

What is the working title of your book?  Unsuitable for adults over 16 years old

Where did the idea come from for the book?  I’ve had the inkling to write my first fantasy novel for a while but NaNo provided the ideal opportunity to write it this year (2012) and I’m glad I did… I could let my imagination run free for 25 days!

What genre does your book fall under?  Teen fantasy

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?  I’ll leave that up to the casting people!  It would be interesting to see how they created the Humirrels!

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?  Step into Cloudland and let Ishy introduce you to adventures into places deep within your imagination!

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?  I’m hoping an Agent will be willing to take me by the hand and lead me in the right direction!

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? 25 days

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?  Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree books – I loved them as a child and the book has been quietly whispering to me ever since!

Who or What inspired you to write this book?  I read a fantasy book on the Writer’s Bureau’s Writing For Children course and ideas have been popping up ever since then!

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?  If you’re a teen who is into gentle fantasy then pick up this book and have a read of it!

Next up in the blog hop are:

Kate Warren -
Melanie Winrow -

Sunday 22 July 2012

Fed up of being ill/disabled

I used to be really healthy, walked 5 miles a day alone and could eat whatever I wanted without putting weight on.  Now though, I can't even get to the end of the street without help from a quad cane on my best days and I can't leave the house at all on bad days  :-(

I'm the exact opposite of how I used to be and I don't like it one little bit  :-(

I've asked my GP to refer me to an Endocrinologist to see if I'm hypothyroid and for an electric wheelchair too... don't hold your breath about either of those though!

All I want is a diagnosis so that I don't feel so alone with this c**p and the wheelchair would mean that I could take Mitzi for longer and more interesting walks too.  There's a park that I reckon she will love exploring and it will do me good to get out of the house too!

Ho hum!

I guess I should put something positive here as well as the whining... it's not a big deal to most people but it's a huge step forward for me... I can now swallow medium sized pills without crunching them up - you watch, I  won't be able to do it now!  lol