I'm not going to try and write a children's book in 30 days to enter into the Times competition.
With a full time job, half a novel to edit and short stories to write and sub I'd be a total idiot if I tried to write a children's book aswell. Even if I dropped the novel editing and stories for a month, writing 30-40,000 words and editing them before 7th November would be a near impossible task (especially as I'll be on holiday for one of those weeks) and would possibly cause a nervous breakdown (mine and everyone around me).
One thing at a time Cally, one thing at a time...
I need to keep repeating that mantra to myself.