I started this blog as a record of the writing side of my life - more for me than for anyone else but it's so wonderful that other people see it as creative, inspirational and..er...rocking! I really, really appreciate the support and inspiration of the novel racers and wider writing community that blogs. Writing is such a solitary endeavour and it's lovely to log on and receive supportive comments and suggestions and read about other writers' lives. You all deserve awards!
I STILL haven't started editing (more due to current living arrangements than lack of motivation) but I full intend to print out the first 50 pages of my 481 page
I'm also working on a new idea for a short story. Last month was the first month in a very, very long time that I failed to write a new short story and I need to turn that around before it become a habit. There's a themed competition I want to enter soon (it closes at the end of this month) and I've struggled to come up with an original idea for it. I was thinking about it on the tube the other day and realised I can combine the theme with another short story idea I've had for a while (but hadn't been able to expand on) and create a full, workable story. I've been sketching out the idea in my notebook and it's starting to come to life. It just needs a tiny bit more thought and work and then I'll be ready to start writing it.