Chapter Book Challenge – the final chapter #ChaBooCha

ChaBooCha – the final chapter

It’s April 1, which means the Chapter Book Challenge for 2014 is now over. If you’ve read my previous updates, you’d have seen that the first draft for my story was completed last week. I’ve been letting it sit – part of me is itching to get editing, the other part of me knows it needs to rest a bit longer before I pick up the red pen.

I’m also a bit excited that I’ve won a prize! I’ve won You Can Write Children’s Books second edition by Writer’s Digest. I won a Writer’s Digest prize earlier in the year, and if this book is anything like the last prize, it will be amazing.

We are also planning a bit of a get together next Saturday to celebrate the end of this years challenge. If you are a member of the challenge, head over to the Facebook group for details.

There are also a long list of other authors who have finished their drafts, won prizes, and got more writing done during March than they wouldn’t have done if they weren’t part of this challenge. Congratulations to everyone who took part, and a special thanks to Becky Fyfe for organising it all.

I was enjoying the writing process so much, so I’ve started planning my next book! Over the last two years, I’ve written a story about a girl starting a new school who is bullied, and a boy who doesn’t like sport. I want to write one with a theme of music next. I put the call out on Facebook and have had some great ideas suggested by friends – I’ve even started working out the story line and started writing.

The Chapter Book Challenge is fantastic if you’re interested in writing books for primary school age children. I hope you’ll join me next year.

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  1. Sakuntala Gananathan says:

    Congratulations, Melissa, on your winning the Writers Digest prize. I enjoy reading your posts.

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