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Kelly and the Mess (Post 133)
Kelly and the Mess (1989), is an easy read story about Kelly, who is told to tidy her room. As the story progresses, Kelly transfers the mess from one place to another, under the bed, in the cupboard, in the bookshelf. Mum tells her to tidy under the bed, in the cupboard, the bookshelf etc. Halfway through the book, Mum informs Kelly this isn't tidy, and Kelly finally stops shovelling her mess about wholesale and relocates each piece separately to its correct spot. She then decides tidying is hot work, peels off her cardigan...and drops it on the floor.
Kelly is very much like me and, like me, Kelly knows how to tidy up but never manages to make the theory work in practice.
Well, lots of things are like that, right?
About the Blog
Sally is Sally Odgers; author, manuscript assessor, editor, anthologist and reader. She runs http://www.affordablemanuscriptassessments.com and Prints Charming Books. (Sally is me, by the way, and I am lots of other things too, but these are the relevant ones for now.)
The goal for 2017 is to write a post a day profiling the background behind one of my books; how it came to be written, what it's about, and any things of note that happened along the way. If you're an author, an aspiring author, a reader or just someone who enjoys windows into worlds, you might find this fun. The books are not in any special order, but will be assigned approximate dates, and pictures, where they exist. If you enjoyed a post, or want to ask about any of my books or my manuscript assessment service, leave me a message.