Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tree

When we were on our walk on Monday we came across this oak tree, and I just happened to have my camera with me for a change. It's incredible that it is still alive with such a huge hole through the middle of it, but it seems to be flourishing.

I think I can incorporate this into my story somehow. I have begun reading back over it, to get my head around the story again. And do you know, it isn't half bad. For those of you who don't know, I had a mad writing fortnight about 18 months ago, following the principle of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and the book that accompanies it "No Plot, No Problem" except that I didn't do it online through NaNoWriMo because I did it in February!! I managed to write 25,000 words of a children's novel in that time, then got writer's block, and made the fatal mistake of stopping. I haven't written another word of it since. The two people I have allowed to read it have said it is really good and that i should finish it. Last week in the Saturday Times, there was a competition to submit a children's novel by a first time writer, with a chance to be published by Chicken House. The deadline is November. Hmmmm, could I finish by then????

6 comments:

nanatoo said...

Well, you must DECIDE to finish, I reckon. Get on with it chook ;)
Love the tree, I have a thing about trees. I saw them on Kew on the telly saying that they could live perfectly well with holes, isn't it amazing?

Seahorse said...

Hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained (sorry! - copyright cliches'R'us).

Good luck!

Nina said...

Oh, do it, you must! I know it wil be wonderful. :) And November is a great month. The tree is incredible--what great photos. I love the curves of large and old trees.

dreamcatcher said...

Plants are more adaptible than animals (hark at the botanist lol). Good luck with finishing the novel!

Andrea said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. That's a great pic of the tree.

Annie Wicking and Loman Austen said...

What a wonderful tree! As you say great idea for a story, but how to handle it,mmm...

Thank you for dropping by my blog..

Best wishes
Annie