A new year comes with new challenges.

I have already mentioned how I have started a new illustration challenge here:

52 week illustration challenge

My next challenge is by Meg Miller:

ReviMo – Revise More Picture Books Week – from January 12-18, 2014. 



So today I sat down and looked back at an oldie but a goodie. I like to look at manuscripts that have been put to the side for a while as it helps me look back at them with fresh eyes. This particular manuscript was started in May 2012 and was received well by my critique group but it is a hard sell to publishers.

  • It is around 700 words (which is deemed as too long for picture books nowadays)
  • It is historical fiction (which I love and want to write more of for the younger age)
  • It is a sequence of letters back and forth between a 6 year old girl and her father in 1929
  • it possibly has a niche or small target market (Jersey folk – as in Old Jersey – and Australians)

It may be that I will have to self-publish it one day or it may really appeal to a publisher from a traditional house – who know’s in this tricky world of books.

It was good to go over it again and get it closer to the submitting stage which is what ReviMo is all about!


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