Every time someone asks me lately
“How’s the book coming along?”
I have to answer “it’s not!” – because that’s the unfortunate truth.
But a big reason why my middle grade novel is on the back burner has been this creation – my day-job baby, the Well Girls pre-puberty program for girls with autism.
It’s a program I do in the Occupational Therapy business I run. It helps pre-teen girls with autism to learn about and understand puberty – in the years before they go through it, so that they can know what to expect.
I’ve been running the program for more than a year now, and every time I run it the group evolves a little bit. For this term’s group I created a full colour 40 page participant manual. It was no easy feat, and it took every last ounce of my creative energy. But it’s here, done, finished now.
So maybe in a few weeks I’ll be able to summon the energy to reopen my fiction manuscript! And then perhaps one day I’ll see that book published – here, done, finished! Fingers crossed.
Cheers, Sarah xx