Somehow, though, I manage to keep juggling. And I think one of the reasons for this is that, every now and then, I get to jump out of my Ravi Thornton head and land softly into Nesta Philips.
Nesta Philips, for those that don’t know, is the author name I use for my children’s books. And over the next couple of months I’m spending some time playing with an idea for a series of children’s books for Little Tiger Press.
Ah, the relief! Not that writing for children is easier than for adults – indeed quite the opposite. But oh, it is so sweet a thing! The other projects are still there of course, still moving forward, still needing my attention; but for a little while at least, I don’t need to be quite so deep in their human complexities. Instead I can take time to smell the flowers amongst the delightfully simple truths of a young child.
So today I’m playing with a woodland and its likely creatures… along with a rather unlikely penguin. I’m not sure yet how the story will unfold, but something tells me they may just end up being the best of friends ;)