A Pocketful of Updates…

So, I’ve been a little absent round the blog this week, but there’s some fun coming up…here are a few updates, folded up into the tiniest snippets possible…

First, I’ve had a horrible cold this week.  This means that I haven’t been about as much on the blog as I would have liked, so I’m behind with comments and reading everyone else’s wonderful writing.  Hopefully, I’ll catch up soon.

Second, I had a day trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon.  Had a lovely time and obviously returned home super-inspired and who wouldn’t when walking in the footsteps of the bard himself. You will realise just how much when the next Weekend Writing Prompt is ready tomorrow…that’s all I’m saying!

Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, where William Shakespeare was buried.

Third, thanks to my cold, I only realised this morning that it was last September that I set myself “A Month of Mini Writing Challenges”, and I had planned on doing the same this year.  So, Day 1 might be more or less over, but I thought I would still give it a go.

Here’s the link to the month’s worth of challenges, in case anyone else wants to join in too.  Just remember, do whichever ones you want.  You don’t have to do them all – unless you want to!

https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/writer-resources/writing-challenges/a-month-of-mini-writing-challenges-2017/

Finally…a bit of Dreaming Spirit Press news.

10 thoughts on “A Pocketful of Updates…

  1. Sorry to hear you’ve been sick. How wonderful that you were well enough for that day trip – what fun! I remember really enjoying writing for your September prompts last year. I’m sad I won’t be able to do it this time around. This month is shaping up to be super busy, and that’s just with the deadlines (and related crises) that are *already planned*. Whew! I’ll be lucky to keep up even a minimal posting schedule on my regular prompts. I hope you have fun with it!

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    • It was fun. It’s been years since I was last there.

      Gosh, it sounds like you’re really busy. (It feels like its been one long busy year!) Will things have settled down in time for NaNoWriMo?

      I don’t know if I’ll get around to writing something for all of them. But, as I had already written the list, I thought I might as well post it and see what happens…

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      • Things might settle down in October (although that depends on whether a contract we’re waiting to hear from is approved, in which case it will be crazy). But I’m already going to be traveling for two weekends in November and I’ll definitely be working full-time-plus the rest of the time. So I’ll be doing a good job just to get my stanard 10K words written that month! Are you doing NaNo?

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      • I would like to say yes but at the moment I just don’t know…I remember I only did it last year so that I could say that I had done it five years in a row, and then forgot to validate my word count. I’m not sure if it’s working for me anymore. Instead I think I should be focusing on trying to hit a smaller goal more often. So this month I’m going to try Gabi’s project 10K.

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      • What a shame that you forgot to validate your word count! Even if I had the time this year, I’m not sure it would work for me either. It worked great when I was starting a novel and needed the push to write LOTS OF WORDS. But now my priority is to do lots of revisions — both for the novel and for all the short stories I’ve been working on — and that doesn’t fit well into the word count goal of NaNo. I’m really hoping that by Nov 2018 I will have finished many of these projects and sent them off, and then be able to use NaNo to start the next novel. I just have to choose which of my four favorite ideas to go with next!!

        In the meantime, I strongly recommend Gabi’s Project 10K. Welcome on board!

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      • Four for the novels — and that’s just for my favorites. The list of idea for short stories and novellas and “no idea yet how long” feels practically infinite. 😉

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