In the short-term I shall bask in the glory of producing something appreciated by people who know their subject matter (children’s literature, usually abbreviated to ‘kid lit’) – some of these fine, upstanding people are published authors! Gosh.
In the medium term I think it shows that I need to write more and not simply produce one or two small things every couple of years which are never really released onto the general public.
In the long-term… well, let’s see how well the writing goes. Maybe a few more competitions, a bit more focused thought and planning, and hopefully the release of a series of Adventures of Babbit and Pinky.
The ultimate aim is The Novel. It’s been brewing in my head for several years and has fermented quite well. But there are some complexities involved which means I need to do a LOT of research before it’s going to get anywhere.
But at least I feel like taking the first step is a worthwhile venture. Onwards and upwards…