Happy new year to my friends, family and readers. After a hectic December filled with school holiday shenanigans, work and travel, I am so relieved that January is finally here. This is because the kids are safely ensconced in school and I have my eight hours to write again. In fact, I hit my keyboard with a vengeance this week (on the first day of school and the day after we got off a 13-hour flight). It felt so good to have a huge chunk of time to myself to write again and after a month and a half, I was ready for it.
As I mentioned in my last entry, I’ve started a new MG (which means Middle Grade aimed at children between 9- 12) novel set in a mythical place called Kayangan. I don’t like talking about my current work in progress simply because I discovery write and sometimes I change things along the way, but I’m really excited about this project and glad that it’s coming together.
In other matters, we have finally locked down our script for Grin (my short animated film project) and now she is in the capable hands of my illustrator, the talented Emila Yusof and my animators, Tudidut who are working on putting the film together. I have to admit I was a bit anxious about this project since hey, I have zero experience in making an animated film, but I’ve got a good team and everything’s coming together like magic.
So the year has started off well and I’m feeling positive it will get even better. This year is going to be all about writing more great stories. I hope that it will be a great year for you too.