Setting a goal – and a deadline!

My 13 year old at Melbourne Cube Days 2015

My 13 year old at Melbourne Cube Days 2015

Earlier this year, my 13 year old attended the Australian Nationals 2015 run by Speedcubing Australia. He had an amazing weekend, and a few weeks later, took part in the Melbourne Cube Days 2015.

Following these, we were talking about books and whether there were any books that featured kids who cubed. We went looking, but couldn’t find anything! So, my 13 year old has set me a challenge – write some!

I have written one book so far. Cubing for Chronic Fatigue is about a boy called Tony who uses his cube to raise money for the Chronic Fatigue Association after his little brother is diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue. It’s part of my Green Oaks Primary School series and we’re hoping to release it early in 2016.

As well as that one, my 13 year old has challenged me to write more books with kids who cube… I have been planning and have a couple of ideas. I need to get writing and I don’t want to wait until March next year when the Chapter Book Challenge is on… but I need a deadline, so I’m putting it out here on my blog.

I have two books that I have started. I want to get the first draft for at least one of them finished by Christmas. It’s a busy time… I know I work best by having  a deadline (one reason I love ChaBooCha so much), so I’m setting one.

I know the draft will be rough, but the goal is to get it written, then I can edit it.

I’ll check in regularly to let you know how I’m going.

Oh, and if you want to follow my 13 year old’s cubing adventures, you can follow him on Instagram. (I promised I’d include a link in exchange for using his photo!)

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  1. You go, Melissa! I admire your setting a deadline to make it happen. Good luck!
    You can DO it!

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