Saturday 19 December 2015

Writing in 2016

It's far too long since I posted on my blog though who wonders if it's read and by how many. It's like travelling on the wind and feeling nothing but the silence all around one. At this time of year I begin to assess the 12 months gone and the year ahead. Start making plans, especially for my creative year ahead. Lately I've posted some children's poems written years ago on Australian Children's Poetry, the blog I began in March last year (now it's had 140,000+ hits). Heartened by enthusiastic comments, I have resolved to write more poems in 2016. I'll also finish my humorous children's novel with draft title School's Crool. I've written so little in 2015, but have had five books published and at least another three in the months to come. 

Meanwhile, I will be judging the 830 entries in the Red Gum Book Club's national youth writing competition. Really looking forward to that as it's not often I hear the creative voice of children. 

If you're reading this, I wish you a Merry Christmas with your loved ones, and a creative and successful year ahead!