Punku Outling

November 6th, 2014

Punku Walking Outline

This is the outline for the main character in my novel and graphic novel series.


November 5th, 2014

Having tried to make sure I was not doubling up on ideas I did just that with the idea for Puddle Ducks which was actually part of my first ever PiBoIdMo it turned out. I think the only way around this is going to be to make a great big database of all the ideas or to just write them and get them out there!

I tend to have long lead times on my projects – for a start today is fireworks night in the UK, I have a Little Book written all about fire works but I do not yet have it typed up and illustrated. I have very few of my ideas were they should be.

So I will be making a big data base and working my way through it but first there is a comic book to finish for February!

PiBoIdMo Ideas 21-30

November 4th, 2014

21) The Scooter Magoota

22) The Wheely Wozz

23) The Mud

24) The Bunny Bop

25) Bunny Stop!

26) Rainbow Star

27) Icicle Jam

28) Icicle Icicle

29) Dragonfly

30) Ladybird

PiBoIdMo Ideas 11-20

November 3rd, 2014

11) Bunny Hops Goes to Heaven

12) Who Are You? – a board book

13) Mary Moo to the Moon

14) Mary Moo Please Sleep Soon

15) Mary Moos Untidy Room

16) Mary Moo Use a Spoon

17) The Colour Changing Spoon

18) Mary Moo in the Waiting Room

19) Halloween’s Birthday

20) Cuddily Bug

PiBoIdMo 2014 Ideas 1-10

November 2nd, 2014

1) Puddle Ducks – about puddles and toddlers

2) Butterfly – about a magical butterfly

3) The Hairy Worm – basically the ugly duckling

4) Princess Daddy – kids dress Daddy up in make-up etc…

5) Snowflake Castle – a story about snow Fairies

6) Mary Moo Use the Loo – potty training

7) Pirate Stitch – a knitted adventure

8) Wizard Wool

9) Princess Knit

10) The Colour Feud – about sibling rivalry

PiBoIdMo 2014 – The Plan

November 1st, 2014

So I worked through the night from midnight and have brain stormed 30 story ideas which I will be putting out on here in chunks. Thinking about things I realised that the idea generation was a bit harder this year as I am all ready locked into serial ideas and I have in previous ideas written down hundreds of ideas are tending to be just variants on them.

But I manage it and it’s good to keep the idea centres buzzing.

Now for the rest of the month. I will be working on my art work for an hour each day mainly and sorting out some bits for already existing projects such as the Little Books. I kind of really really want to do some writing – maybe if I get the nano challenge finished in time I might do some kids writing but with the amount of art work that needs doing I think it might be a run up to Christmas project instead.

Gearing Up

October 31st, 2014

It is Halloween tonight and I am in the middle of an All Hallows Read and Creativi Tea I have organised, the plan is that at midnight I will begin the NaNoWriMo journey once more – this is a writing challenge I do every year. The idea is to write 50, 000 words in a month. I have spent the last month doing GothNoWriMo – the gothic horror equivalent that helps get the old writing muscle flexed and ready.

But not only do I do this writing insanity, I also do a drawing, kids writing, picture book challenge called PiBoIdMo – which stands for Picture Book Idea Month. It was actually the reason this blog was set up and I have been taking part in it for years now.

So after I have met my 2000 word goal for the day I will be hobbling together some ideas for kids books or picture books or graphic novels / comics or all of the above. I kind of have a thing that ideas are not the hard part with writing or drawing – no the completion of projects is a big thing, so with that in mind I plan to spend 30 hours this month working on my kids stuff and/or illustrations.

Now I am still working on a comic book/first part of a graphic novel that I am hoping to launch in February so I will no doubt focus on that. On the off chance that I get that all sorted and done and dusted I want to get Percival’s Christmas Wish ready for publication though I would not actually be selling physical copies of it until next Christmas. There is also the physical CD of Sarah’s Christmas Collection which I need to organise in time for – well Christmas.

As you can see there is no end of projects for me to finish off! I am infact thinking December is going to be a FiProMo (Finish Projects Month) but no doubt something else exciting will come along and distract me!

Strawberry Bright

May 20th, 2014

Strawberry, ransom and garlic chives in flower

Taken in my back garden as part of the 100 flowers in 100 days challenge

May Tree Blossom

May 19th, 2014

Hawthorn May Tree blossoms

Taken at The Carvery Brockworth as part of the 100 flowers in 100 days challenge

Mini Pink Flower

May 18th, 2014

mini pink flower

taken at Primrose Vale Farm as part of the 100 flower in 100 days challenge.