I’ve started to do monthly round-up posts on my book review blog (check it out here if you want) and have found that they’re a nice, tidy way of bringing a month to a close, so I thought I would see how well it works for this blog. Let’s see, shall we?
In a Nutshell
April has been a fairly busy month for me. Camp NaNoWriMo and some free online study courses have kept me busy, but both were productive, engaging and inspiring. I can’t complain that April’s cauldron of ideas and inspiration boiled dry. In fact, quite the opposite happened as it bubbled away with a steady intensity.
Posts Published in April
After a slow start and a few hiccups, I eventually made my target of 25,000 words for Camp NaNoWriMo, thanks in no small part to one of my WIP novels – the last edit was completed on Friday, and so is a WIP no more! So, in a few weeks time, I will begin the search for beta readers to find out whether there is any merit it. Eek! I also worked on a handful of short stories and novel ideas, some old, some new.
Post-A-Day In May
Due to severe lack of consistent presence on this blog over the last few months, I’ve decided to set myself a blogging challenge:
So what can you expect to see here throughout May? All sorts. Poetry and flash fiction (both new and from the archives), photography, maybe even a few writing prompts, an article or two about writing and some interesting calls for submissions I’ve come across. I have lots of ideas and I feel like May will be a good time to start working on them…Feel free to grab the badge and join in!
Recently, I’ve been taking a couple of online courses. The first was on the subject of archaeology and I loved it. The second was on Ancient Rome, and it has been mind-blowing. The same study platform is offering a free creative writing course (it started last week) but I decided against signing up to that at the moment. I’m not sure that I have the time at present but it will be re-run later in the year. If you’re interested in checking out the site, here’s the link:
Ten Word Stories
My collection of Ten Word Stories has now reached over the 2000 reads mark on Wattpad. Yay! Naturally, I’m really chuffed – I never expected that at all. If you would like to check out, here’s the link:
Dreaming Spirit Press
Submissions are open until 21st May 2017 to the Summer 2017 anthology, Summer Spells. Submissions to Issue 2 of Whispers and Echoes are also open. There might even be another anthology in the pipeline, one that will be released around the end of October. I bet you can’t guess the theme… 😀 For more information on any of the above, check out the Dreaming Spirit Press site.
And that wraps up April. On this May Eve, I have high hopes for the coming month, but only time will tell if I can keep my focus. I keep telling myself, it’s just a question of mind over matter…