It is very nearly the end of April - month 4 of a 12 month calendar. More than a quarter of the way through 2017. Why am I telling you this? So you can be annoyed too, at the fact that I have achieved nothing.
Okay, I have kept to my resolution of one blog post a week. It is hard to come up with ideas each week, but I manage it, somehow.
I have booked myself in to hear Debbie Horsefield at the Stoke-on-Trent Hot Air Literary Festival.
I have written one and a half short stories. One is complete and first draft, the other is an idea.
Not a total failure, but nowhere near where I wanted to be at this point in the year. Which is why I got myself a mentor. And it is the best thing I have done.
I am not unfocussed any more. If I don't do what we agree on, I need a good reason to give to her. And I need to really get organised.
The kids return to school next week, and they have been part of the issue with me not getting much work done. But I can look forward to some time next week. I just need to make it work! I need to say NO to commitments in my writing time.
So my focus now is to finish my Writer's Bureau course by July 2019 and to be a Crime Writer's Association member by April 2020.
Talking of which, I am struggling to find blogs by writers of crime fiction. So if you know of any, please point me in their direction.