- I am young (ish) and blonde just like the miller’s blonde daughter in the fairy tale.
- There were false claims made about the miller’s blonde daughter’s spinning abilities. There are a few false claims about my writing abilities too. According to some relatives, I am like J.K. Rowling, even though I am not writing a children’s book, I am not writing a story about magic and I have not got a book publishing contract / film deal.
- My laptop is like the miller’s daughter’s spinning wheel.
- We both spend our evenings locked away at our spinning wheel / laptop.
- We are both expected to turn straw into gold. Writing a book requires a small miracle so I see it as the literary version of spinning straw into gold.
- The first draft of my novel was very similar to a pile of straw.
- On the second draft of my novel I attempted to spin straw into gold.
- My reviewers tell me that I didn’t quite manage to spin straw into gold on the second draft but that I do need to keep on spinning straw for the third draft.
- The miller’s daughter shed tears whilst trying to spin straw into gold. I have been an emotional tear stained mess whilst writing this book.
This is where the miller’s daughters story differs from mine but I am not giving up hope.
- A magic imp – Rumplestiltskin turned up and sorted the miller’s daughter’s miracle out. He spun all her straw into gold. I am still waiting for my magic imp to turn up.
- He struck a special deal with the miller’s daughter in return for spinning the gold. My deal for my magical imp will be a few bottles of beer, a takeaway curry and a night in watching a TV box set. Sigh!
- The magic imp does not need to disappear into a forest or run away when he’s discovered with me. He is very welcome to hang around, whip up a few quality blog posts and make a start on my second book for me. Actually if my magic imp could show up soon that would be great and he can start spinning my straw into literary gold. (*looks out of window to see if she can see a magic imp in the street*)
Right then, I better get back to trying to spin straw into gold…..
Happy writing folks!
photo credit: <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/62213282@N00/4332012191″>spinning wheel and loom- Tubac Presidio Historic aState Park, Tubac, Arizona USA</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a> <a href=”https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/”>(license)</a>