Rewriting/Restarting Jimmy James

A birthday gift

If you didn’t know, I’ve joined the Chapter Book Challenge with the view of getting Jimmy James and his stories out of my head.

A few weeks ago, I started writing the first in the series of Jimmy James books – the one where he gets his socks. It sounded like JJ was a spoiled, sullen & whingy child and not very likable.

Last night, I was inspired. I have changed the birthday to his 10th and based him more closely on my own kids, excited about his birthday. I am also imagining my kids reading the story as, after all, they will be my audience.

I am much happier with how the story is starting and I’m proud to say that chapter 1 is done (at least the first draft). It is yet to undergo the “kid test” as my 10 year old is away this weekend. So he will read it tonight (I hope).

The plans for the other stories are also falling in to place.

It’s such a nice feeling having this book get out of my head and onto the page.

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  1. Glad to hear the story is coming together for you. 🙂

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