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I'm delighted you have taken a moment to visit my site. And first things first, I want to wish my site visitors a very happy Mother’s Day (where appropriate) and also a very Happy Easter. Spoil yourself with chocolate and other favourite goodies - hopefully a book if you’re a reader like me - we’re all a bit tough on ourselves these days and deserve a treat every now and then. Summer time is coming this weekend, giving opportunity to pack more into each day....we hope!
Today, 24th March, 2017, I’m hovering between a few sentences of a very slowly evolving novel (might barely make a short story at this rate) and planning material for a few writing events I’m hosting during the month of April!
Starting with the delivery of writing classes to a very special group of teenagers in April, I’m working on a few ideas to help these eager students untap their own creativity and savour the magic of letting stories and plot lines evolve!
World Book Day - April 22nd - is my second piece of preparatory work as I’m part of a full day’s workshop on offering tips, experience and advice on getting published. This year I have an added piece to bring from personal experience, that of seeing a project through from page 1 to getting it to the designer, printer and finally into the wholesalers who will then distribute it to the bookshops. So there’s a lot there, several jigsaw pieces to join together, as I hopefully get a chance to encourage the audience to take a leap of their own and see their dream become a reality.
As usual in this crazy, fast-paced world we live in, time is one of my biggest challenges. And if I’m honest, procastination is partly to blame. I’m not the best at holding attention and focus. By chance an excellent book came my way recently - One Second Ahead - and there are some wonderful tips and techniques explained to help somebody like me retain focus and get the job done! I was interested to hear Bill Clinton say something like this recently. “Finish it!” I think these were his words of wisdom.
So to any of you writing or starting out on a project of your choice, keep going, don’t give up, don’t be disheartened and see it though. It’s so worth it to come out the other side!
And now I need to take my own advice and finish my next piece of work. That glorious finish line (or THE END) is light years away at present but slowly, and with a bit of luck and little sleep as usual, I will get there....again!
All five of my books are still being read in all formats and Where There’s A Will is regularly downloaded on Audio version.
For those of you who are writers, keep writing! And readers everywhere - sincere thanks because without readers....ah well, that’ll never happen. I couldn’t imagine a life without reading.
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