Sunday, 13 May 2012

All floaty and dreamy...

  Following my recent post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group, I thought I would let you know how serene, how chilled out and how floaty and dreamy I have been feeling ever since - just like these amazing clouds.

Last week was a WRITING week - so I mostly wrote, but only when I really had time.  I watched some TV with my daughter, managed my time so that I had at least an hour or two clear to write when I wanted to and BASICALLY DIDN'T STRESS ABOUT IT!

Next week is a READING week - which means I will catch up with the short stories I need to read, my copy of Writing magazine and also THIS BOOK by Della Galton who writes fantastic short stories and makes me green with envy (but only in a nice way!)  I am also close to the end of a short story which has to be submitted by 5th June, so I'll probably finish that too at some point.

Last week I also started writing a novel - which I am determined to finish if only to prove to myself that I have the staying-power required!  It's not the novel I have been hatching in my head for the past couple of years - but I thought I'd practise on something else.  It's a story that came to me on holiday last year and it's pretty much formed all the way through in my mind.  I've had help with some Greek for it from the lovely lady who runs the hotel we're going to this year (well, if you don't ask, you don't get - when I rang her I noticed her English was excellent and thought I'd ask her advice) and would like to have written a fair bit of it before I actually get to meet her!

Thank you for popping in, my lovely bloggy friends - how's it going for all of you?  Do let me know!

6 comments:

Annalisa Crawford said...

Oooh, I love that new novel feeling - it's like opening a new box of tea-bags!!

Seriously, good luck with it, and enjoy it.

Dana said...

Sounds like you have a lovely writing week! I like how you emphasized that you didn't stress about it; writing is so much more fun that way!

Have fun reading, and good luck with your novel!

L.G.Smith said...

Excellent news on the writing front. It's always fun to dive into a new novel. Best of luck with it, and enjoy the process.

Allison said...

Glad you are having a relaxing time. Good luck on the new novel!


Allison (Geek Banter)

Gwen Gardner said...

Oh you've got it all together. Well done! It's nice you have a Greek source, too. (I do love Greek food!)

Gwen Tolios said...

Breaking weeks down into reading and writing ones sounds amazing. I really need to set aside time to read, I find.