Firstly, I would just like to say thank you to those who contributed to my indiegogo campaign. I cannot believe the generosity I have been blessed with and I am so touched that others believe in this project. I want all of you to know that every penny will go towards pushing the book out to people to create as much awareness surrounding mental illness as possible. I would secondly like to apologise for the silence since the campaign ended, but I want to assure you I have been working behind the scenes organising the final draft of the stories in and
This is an idea that has been close to my heart for a very long time. From a personal aspect, there was a time when I never understood the concepts of mental health. It’s very easy to say or do something wrong when that understanding isn’t there. As I have grown seeing those closest to me suffer from anxiety, depression, OCD, and a whole host of other mental health issues, it has made me want to write these children’s stories to create awareness and I hope that with your help, it will be possible to spread this message as far
When it comes to writing a story, one of the most important things I’ve found from my experience is to know your character. I was taught at university that it's all well and good knowing what they look like, but when it comes to their development and major plot-points within a story line, you don’t want their reaction to be something a reader could consider as “out of character”. An author needs to be within their protagonists head. They need to know all of their ins and outs, what makes them tick, every nook, cranny and crevice of their mind.
I think it’s safe to say that when I plan something you can bet your sweet caboose that something will probably go wrong. I suck at planning. Just ask anyone who has ever asked me to organise anything ever. That doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s 100% always my fault, but… let’s just say I’m not entirely blameless either. When it comes to writing, I cannot emphasise ENOUGH how great and useful planning is. See I even used capitals in that last sentence, that’s how much I believe in it. Seriously, the amount of times I’ve ran with an idea for