It's already the end of January. I've worked on two books under contract- one an Aussie Nibbles, one a collection of poetry and now there's no hiding, I need to tackle a larger project.
For that I go back to fragments, abandoned starts in recent notebooks and on the lap top.
I also go back to the stories that still resonate with me and must seem like ancient documents.
In fact I found the book online without the wonderful illustrations that I enjoyed:
Now as I look back over the illustrations I wonder how a much loved childhood book affects the way I write now for children?
One book I just had to buy because it really resonates with me is The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh.
The tingle factor is there.
I'm going to now find which manuscript to push through to the glorious end.
What childhood books still resonate with you?