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Fly My Baby, Fly! 

Do any of you fellow scribbling folk feel the same as I do right now?

It’s three years after an idea sprouted leaves and reached for the blue sky and brilliant, hot sun.

My little sapling was Merlin Awakes!

Since then I’ve nurtured and watered it into near on 110,000 words. I’ve watched little character buds evolve into flowering personas. I’ve worried and sweated over every branch and root.

Today I bit the bullet and sent it out into the literary agent world.

You’d think I’d be excited, wouldn’t you?

In reality I feel like I’ve just sent off my baby to a boarding school and am nervously hoping that the other kids and teachers will find him/her/it as enchanting as I do.

Anyone else feel the same?


About Chris42

I am a liar! A maker-uper of stories! If this was the 16 (c) I'd be burned as a witch. Fank goodness it is not, eh?! I have four children: two wonderful girls, a fantastic lad and Leeds United. I have no strict genre. I write children's poetry and stories, to edgy, stronger themes. Up until now I have stored them for my own and my family's viewing. Last year i thought bugger it and starred in several short films. One, Playground, which is on the BBC Film Network, used the monologue that I wrote for the audition. You should've seen the face of the receptionist, of the Manchester hotel, where the audition was being held, as I turned up dressed as the psychopath, Gordon. It got the desired effect! I then moved up to Cumbria and wrote and appeared in several live performances on stage. 2012. A local artist, Kayleigh Richardson, commissioned me to write a poem for her to paint a representation. I sent her, The Rise of the Robot Monkey Army. Kayleigh painted a fantastic piece that blew my mind! From that we are collaborating on the Jacob Bear series of stories. Oh and Two's Company is to published, along with seventeen other Sci Fi short stories as part of a collection. Not a bad start to the, so called, last year of the Earth. Now is the time to show the rest of you. I take my themes wherever i see them, whether in reality or dream-world. I hope you enjoy. If not tell me why. If so tell me why. Many thanks and be safe. So far I have published: Jacob Bear's first Christmas,https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007GK872A (UK) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007GK872A (USA) Jacob Bear Goes to School https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007JD3OKY (UK) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007JD3OKY (USA Jacob's First Words https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007VZWPSC (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007VZWPSC (USA) Space Here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007H96M90 (UK) &http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007H96M90#reader_B007H96M90 The Rise of the Sponge Cake Moon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007WWZ16M (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007WWZ16M (USA) © Madstoffa, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.


12 thoughts on “Fly My Baby, Fly! 

  1. Your baby is the product of a brilliantly creative mind , t’s sure to be loved. Sending positive thoughts out into the cosmos. Good luck, my friend. I wish you all the luck and success in the world. Signed, Tosha, good twin. The evil one is screaming like a banshee in the closet.

    Posted by Tosha Michelle | February 15, 2016, 1:07 am
  2. I can empathize, though I have not yet submitted anything for publishing… I bid your baby well in its flight!

    Posted by tiffanybeingfree | February 15, 2016, 1:10 am
  3. And she’s back! 😉

    Posted by cpsingleton42 | February 15, 2016, 1:28 am
  4. Cool story, Cp 🙂

    Posted by robertlarrywhite1313 | February 15, 2016, 4:56 am
  5. In one word…yes! It’s a frightening thing to put the baby of your imagination out into the world and not have a slight panic attack. It’s one of the tests to see if you are as good a writer as you hope you are. But I have no doubt it will be published shortly and we will hear good things soon! 🙂

    Posted by Melissa | February 15, 2016, 5:17 pm

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