Silkies, Stardust and Feeling Sick – it’s been a busy week

What is it with chickens? This morning one of my chickens was making a lot of noise over nothing. I went out to see what was wrong with her and…guess what? Nothing. Nada. No reason for her squawking. I went back in. She started up again. So, I gave her a stare from the window and she shut up. Every day it’s the same thing. One of them starts up, I go out to see what’s wrong and there’s nothing wrong.  Sigh.

Anyway, how are you all? Hope you’re all well. I’ve got the lurgy again. Just a cold, but it’s leaving me feeling really tired and just yeuch. I spent yesterday lying on the sofa watching telly. Feeling a bit better today. Hopefully by tomorrow I’ll be back to feeling energised and ready to do stuff.

So, what have I been doing this week? Well, it started off great. I did a lot of writing Monday to Wednesday. I’ve been editing Greed to get it ready for launch in July. I’ve also been writing a short story for my readers as a freebie. I started this month’s author newsletter, I did my social media and started thinking about my next book series.

I also started this week’s book for my uni course and it’s brilliant – it’s Neil Gaiman’s Stardust, but the graphic novel one and I’m loving it. I read his novel of Stardust and didn’t like it – I think it was because I really loved the film and, unfortunately, the film isn’t like the book. I used to think the film was better than the book, but now, since reading the graphic novel, my mind has been changed. It’s illustrated by Charles Vess and is beautiful. I love it. The pictures are gorgeous. Really recommend it.

I also wrote a couple of articles for Vocal:

Twenty Prompts for Writers of Children’s Books | Education (

Ten Essential Things to Know About Scotland | Education (

I’m currently looking for some freelance writing work as my dog walking job has gone. I’m gutted because I loved working with the dogs, but my boss is downsizing the walking part of his business (he also does doggy day care) and doesn’t need me as a driver any more. Sigh. I can tell you, it was hard saying goodbye to those dogs, especially my favourite Maverick. I was also very fond of my workmates. Still, that’s just life. Just need to get on with it. So, I’m currently trawling the internet looking for writing gigs.  Wish me luck.

Right, I’m going to sign off just now. Got a document to look over for a friend’s daughter. Then I’m going to chill out for a short while before doing some work.

Til next time,

Dawn xx

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.