Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year...

I'm sure some of you will already have been writing since the calendar moved into 2011, but I'm not at that stage yet- unless you count writing this blog.

I haven't neglected it totally...

I've spent a few hours today looking at competitions I might enter and considering if I have anything already under construction that might fit with work or whether it will be entirely new.

I need to put a chart up to log deadlines this year. No good writing a story for a specific competition and leaving it late to post, with the possibility it may not arrive before the closing date. (Remember the snow recently? Many areas didn't have regular postal deliveries for a week or more.)

I think the chart will have to be a fold up version as I don't have the space for my own little writing room, or even  for a shed in the garden. My desk is in the main living area and I need quiet to write, so I keep to school hours on free days.

Wednesday is the postponed Awards Night at my writers club, so my novel entries with judges comments will hopefully be handed back. No doubt there will be work to consider...

I've set myself two targets to start with. Finish a short story that needs some rewriting and compose a 250 word story- there are 5 choices of song titles to use as the basis for a theme. The latter has a deadline of 31st January. (Thanks to Patsy Collins for highlighting the competition on her blog last month.)

So I better keep to my first targets...

3 comments:

  1. Happy New Year, Carol!
    Checkin' out that 250 comp' now...

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  2. Happy New Year Col and Joanne.
    A successful year to you both.

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