I have a morbid fascination for the programme. The process is not dissimilar to the whole submission-rejection mangle that writers must suffer.
Simon Cowell: "They're going to lose anyway."Oh the pain.
Rejecting editor: "They're not going to sell anyway."
Meanwhile, one of my regulars, Hugo (10) has produced this image of me working at my desk:
Me working at my desk by Hugo. Click on the image to view a bigger version.
I've added in arrows to draw your attention to Hugo's eye for detail and sense of humour. The poster above my desk reads 'Keep Calm and Carry On'. His version reads: 'Keep scared and Freak Out'. He draws himself pointing an accusing finger at me and saying, "YOU TWITTER." Wow. I feel guilty already. He notices that I am not wearing any shoes and I appear to be humming with pleasure as I pound at the keyboard.
Thank you, Hugs. Very well observed.
What my desk actually looks like.
Meanwhile another of my young friends has been busy.
acrobats, has just written and illustrated a novel! She spent the summer in Brazil (where the parents were busy wowing Brazilians) and wrote YUKIM. The hero (from whom the book gets its title) sets off on a magical journey with his companion, a doormouse named Domonic. Naissa's mum tells me she was much inspired by the Christopher Paolini book, Bresinger.
Well done, Naissa! (And well done, Christopher Paolini!)