Wednesday, June 27, 2012


The waiting is over. Tilly Twinkle has been launched into the competitive world of children's books; she's flying solo.

I hope her adventures will be read and enjoyed by hundreds, dare one hope thousands, of little girls, although little boys might find them exciting too. For the present there is the perfect happy ending, although the future of some of my characters has been left uncertain.

So the tantalising question now facing me is: should I embark upon a sequel in which I can satisfactorily tie up all the loose ends? It's a daunting prospect, I don't mind admitting. I don't write to order nor to a prescribed daily timetable and Tilly took the best part of six years to complete, and a further six years to re-write, edit, and edit again before she emerged in her current incarnation.

That's not to say I haven't been thinking about a possible sequel. I have and there is a working title, although I'm not going to reveal it at this stage. I've even managed nearly 500 words of the first chapter! But, set beside the length of 'The Adventures of Tilly Twinkle', that means I've got approximate another 27,000 to write. I think I need to go and lie down in a darkened room!

© MWD 2012

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