Well, I must say, I’ve been a terrible blogger of late as instead of writing the odd post here and there, I’ve been concentrating on my own writing and reading novels from my TBR pile. It wouldn’t be too bad, but I keep buying books to add to the pile – a draw-back from having a local independent bookshop and from following! The ones calling to me currently, are: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris; Outline by Rachel Cusk; Zero by Gine Cornelia Pedersen; Everything Under by Daisy Johnson and Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney, which I’m currently reading and enjoying.
Yesterday, I put up the Christmas decorations – hubs brought them down from the loft, his contribution – and now I feel almost ready for Christmas apart from writing cards and wrapping gifts – which are momentous tasks in themselves. But yet again, instead of doing some each day, which is what I planned to do, I find myself hiding in a corner to read, or ensconced in my office writing; it’s got worse since having my own room.
I recently had the first three chapters of the latest novel I’m writing, professionally reviewed via a competition, and the feedback has given me much to think about. There were positive points as well as constructive criticism and I’m itching to get back to the debut of the novel to start rewriting it, but Christmas will interfere in one way or another.
However, I have much to be grateful for in life, so I should rejoice in those moments and be thankful when I’m tucked away reading or writing, even though hubs still comes and interrupts me to tell me a joke he’s seen on Twitter! Before we know it, Christmas will be here, then gone in a flash, then another year will be almost over, before we all start again with new goals, resolutions, hopes and battles to overcome. I would like to say that I plan to be a more proactive blogger, but I think I’d planned that for 2018 and look what happened – whoops!
I strongly imagine I won’t be chatting to you on here before Christmas, so may I take this opportunity to thank you all for following and reading my blog and to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
Happy Word Flow One & All
2 thoughts on “Whoops!”
No need for excuses, Hemmie, you are being very sensible focusing on your own writing, instead of like me… I spend far too much time blogging. I suppose because it makes me feel productive or something.
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Thank you for your kind words. I suppose I feel I should ‘get out there’ more and be visible in the writing world. You’ve built up a huge following and community around you, so your battle is won there. Shame we can’t morph into one person as together I believe we’d go a long way!