In cheerful news (pretty damned amazing news), the lovely Katie has wangled me some swanky contacts in the world of children's publishing. Some friends (husband and wife) of a friend of the lovely Katie, who work for Orchard Books, have agreed to have a look at my scribblings and offer me some advice. How exceptionally nice of this couple, and she's on maternity leave. What a brilliant opportunity. Thank you so much to Katie for setting this up. Although I am preparing myself for how I'll feel if/when they say give up now...
In less cheerful news, plans to hone my first chapters to over/underwhelm them with were scuppered when the Monster returned from the grandspoilers with a fever which has required much TLC and an afternoon nap curled up on my tummy. But to clutch at silver linings (and mix my metaphors), I do not have the cuddliest of daughters so any chance of a some cuddle time is always seized with glee, even a hot little cuddle. En plus, I am now rested and, yet again, live to fight another day.
Some day soon I am going to have to stop living and do a bit of fighting!
And because you'd all been wondering what lunchtime was like in our house (you had, right?) here's a glimpse of the fun now that Wrigglesworth has joined us in the high chair.