Spent part of the morning rewriting and editing a children's book I wrote some time back but lost confidence and perspective over.
Now that I was looking at it with fresh eyes, the first draft actually looked good enough. Needed some work, and heaven knows I don't know if the book is something a publisher would want, but today, it doesn't feel like it sucks.
So I polished it and sent it to a first reader, asking her to edit, cut unnecessary words, simplify where and if used big words. Once she's done, I'm sending it out into the world, to try to find a home for it.
Meanwhile, Laura-Kim at HarassedMom is expressing her horror about child trafficking and urging us all to take action. For more information on what we can do help and protect abused children here in South Africa, visit the web sites of Shukumisa partners Childline and RAPCAN.