Oooh, I am on such a huge high this morning (entirely legally thank you very much) - I have just spoken to the whole of our local school for their assembly - 500+ kids - as I have become their 'school author' (for the children's books I write, not the Lucy Diamond stuff!). It was fab. I spoke to them about writing and how I work, and then had a bit of a Q & A with them all, oh it was just so lovely. I'm going to be judging some of their pieces of writing in a contest, so I was trying to inspire them in different ways - they all sat so so silently, drinking it all in, not a heckle or a shuffle to be heard. It just reminded me that actually, being an author is such an aspirational thing and for me to go in there, one of the mums, and say I've done this, you could too, felt really great.
AHHHHHHH! Endorphin rush all over, I'm telling you.
I am also buzzing with the next bit of the new novel, kept having to get out of bed and scribble things down on a notepad last night because I kept getting new ideas and bits of dialogue. I love feeling like this. Love it!!
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