Why no Drawing Video today?! Because I am applying the seat of my pants to the seat of my chair and I am writing. I’m about 8,500 words into my 25,000 word children’s novel. My editor has brough forward the publication date, so I really need to get the first draft finished as soon as possible.
Need a drawing fix? The head over to my other channel www.youtube.com/drawstuffrealeasy, where I am doing Drawings from my book – published 17th May – called How to Draw Ancient Greek Stuff Real Easy –
How much do you think a children’s author makes from each book they sell? Take the poll that pops up in the video – It’s anonymous – I won’t know who you are or what you think, but it will be very helpful to know what you think. Please ask friends, relatives and colleagues to join in and have a go too. Let’s make this viral!
Imagine that the book says £5.00 on the back – it could be $5 or €5.00
£5.00 = 100% – From that 100% do you think the author gets:
25% = £1.25
7.5% = 0.37p
4% = 0.20p
I’ll let you know results in a new video quite soon. Make sure you are subscribed to get the results!
Does Nick Park read my mind? There are times I have thought so. It must be that we are of a similar age and think in similar ways.
Back in 1990 Wallace and Gromit first appeared on TV. I was amazed, because my book, Santa’s Secret Diary, which had just come out, had a sold-out toy of the season, that Santa was having difficulty sourcing. What was the toy called? A Gromit!
My Dad used the word all the time when he was rewiring the house. Gromits were little rubber rings that were used to soften the sharp edges of metal electrical boxes.
I love watching Wallace and Gromit, but I often have moments when I think, “Wait a minute! I thought of that!”
But thinking isn’t doing. Ideas, contrary to what most people think, are two a penny. It’s what you do with them that counts. So I’m comfortable in the knowledge that Nick Park – who I’ve never met – and I, are must be connected to the same zeitgeist or idea-energy-centre that floats around us.
This is Nick Park’s Dug
But this time I beat him to it. My Dug, was first! My Dug is a Bronze Age boy doing the Bronze Age stuff that Bronze Age boys do. I called him Dug because he digs for tin, one of the constituents of bronze. Nick Park’s Dug is more of a teenager, I think.
Perfect for Primary and elementary school projects on the Bronze Age, you can get my Dug books from the links below.