This was going to be a random bullet points of life blog entry but reading it back I think it’s probably not.
I think this is likely to be the only blog entry this year that I start writing before 9 in th morning. Usually if I post a blog before say, 10 am, it’s because I wrote it in advance and scheduled it in advance. However this one is coming to you live you could say.
Judging by how many typos I’m making and the sentences I’ve had to rewrite to make sense it’s probably a good job I started my writing today with my blog and not my novel. I also had a much better sentence in mind than “However this one is coming to you live you could say.” it was basically that sentence but with a different ending. By the time I got to the point of writing it it was gone.
I’m waiting for a repair to my flat which is why I’m blogging this early – usually I’d only just be getting up at this time on a Friday. And unlikely last Friday it’s actually today they’re coming. Although I still swear when they called me they said they were coming last week. But the paperwork says differently.
This would be the paperwork I didn’t read properly until after I spent the entire morning wondering just when they’d get here. It’s also a bit of an example why as a CAB adviser my advice is more “do as I say” not “do as I do”. But no one that knows me well is surprised by that.
Writing is going well but I do need to be doing more on my novel than anything else. I’ve been writing a lot of articles which is brilliant but it’s not my novel and that’s a priority this year. Now I’ve written that I think maybe I mentioned that in a blog entry last week? And after checking I see I did, last Friday. Here’s a promise to be back here next Friday writing the opposite!
When I went to the Books and the City Creative Writing Masterclass I met some great people, several of whom I’ve kept in touch with. One of them, Heidi-Jo Swain, has a writer’s blog. And she invited me to post on there about my writing resolutions for the year. Thinking and writing about those was a very useful exercise for me and I’ll probably update here about my progress with them next week too.