How often do you pick up a book or a magazine and think about the journey it's been through to get onto the shelves or into your hands?
Yesterday was World Book Day and I was thrilled to be invited to speak to a group of school children about the process of writing and producing a book. From coming up with an idea; finding your own voice; sticking to a word count; to the pagination; the sub-editing and the final signing off. It's a fascinating, often emotional journey and strange to think that this time last year I was pouring over the final stages of my own book. Stranger still to think of myself as a published author. I found my own 'voice' in my forties, a late developer, I think they call that.
I left the book-themed pupils with my top tip: Learn to touch type kids, QWERTY rules!!
Comptoir des Cotonniers floral jacket; Topshop Victoriana cream sheer blouse; blue/black pleather (faux leather) skirt (no label); Clarks Shoes Narrative silver flats; necklace; star bangle and Stand Up To Cancer UK all Cancer Research UK finds.
New: OSPREY LONDON grey leather 'envelope' cross-bag; Rachel Jackson London 'C' and 'J' initial rings from The Dressing Room. Max Factor Glossfinity 'Flaming Pink' nail polish; teal opaques; silver bauble earrings and knickers model's own.