Prompt #6 – Idea for first book

Story based on tricks to stay out of bed

The sixth prompt for the Author Blog Challenge is:

Describe how the idea for your book first came to you. Where were you? Who was the first person you told? How did they respond?

The first book I ever wrote was when I was 17 and in year 12 at school. I wrote a picture book called Mikey’s Bedtime based on some of the cheeky things the kids I babysat used to do to stay out of bed at night.

It had a great rhythm to the words and it helped me get an A on my writing folio assessment task, and contribute to overall awesome marks for year 12 English.

I submitted it to quite a few publishers, but it was rejected. Time went by and my manuscript was left to gather dust in a drawer.

Last year I dusted it off again. As a parent, I know some of the things that were wrong with the story, not least there was no resolution to the issues the main character faced. I have started working on it again. It still needs work before I submit it again, but watch this space, I’m sure it will be published one day.

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  1. Good for you for digging it out and getting it going again. WRITE ON!

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