Sunday, 23 April 2017

Slow Moving

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.


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  2. Stop beating yourself up! You have achieved much already, didn't you just write that you have managed to do a blog post every week since the beginning of the year? You should be giving yourself a pat on the back. You did it, and when the going got tough, you still kept on going. Well done you!

    You have a new plan now, and your mentor will keep you on track. As long as you keep moving, no matter how slowly, you'll get there.

    This blog may be of interest. Written by 18 female crime writers.

    Have a good week. :-)


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