Happy New Year to you all! I am so excited – the year ahead promises to be such a great one for Hopwood toons. There?s lots in the pipe-line and I am so excited about sharing it all with you over the next few months!
I have been busy over the Christmas period editing my first Middle Grade story, The Mappleford Mysteries. The first book in the series is ?The Finding of the Key?. I have learnt so much during the process of writing this adventure story and it has been so utterly absorbing that I have burnt more dinners over the last couple of months than I have done in my entire life! Lucky for me I have a very understanding, albeit hungry, family.
The editing process has been tough but I have been so lucky to have the super support of fellow writers at my writer?s group, the Bardstown Writers. More on The Mappleford Mysteries over the next few months but for now, I wanted to share with you a little poem I wrote for the Bardstown Writers Christmas get-together. It had to be under 200 words with a Christmas theme. I hope you enjoy it! Apologies for the Christmas theme in January but I have only just had the permission of my muse ? young Bryce ? to share it with you! It cost me a chocolate bar and lots of nanny cuddles!