Phew! I’ve spent the past few days visiting schools and talking to young readers, which is always great fun but EXHAUSTING!
Children are always so full of energy and fidgetiness (is that a word? No, I thought not) and there’s always that terrifying thought at the back of my mind that they’re going to get bored and turn on me. Thankfully they didn’t! In fact, they seemed very pleased to be missing lessons – one group was missing maths, which is an added bonus – and they all listened to me with only the smallest amount of fidgeting. There might have been a few bottom coughs from one group, but I pretended not to notice. I just thanked the gods of writing that I wasn’t sitting next to the perpetrator . . .
So, now I have time for a very quick breather, to complete editing My brother’s Secret, and then it’s back into the fray!
Wish me luck, I may be some time.