After a frenetic December, which all but disappeared in a blur, I am happy to be back and to wish you all the very best for 2015. I hope you had a lovely festive season and have lots of plans for the new year.
What are your writing / reading ambitions? Mine are to try to get a bit more structure in my writing life (and to that end it is fantastic that I can now finally see my desk again having just cleared it of wrapping paper, sellotape, cards, pens, lists, labels, and other festive remains – yesterday was my twins’ 7th birthday so we go right through!!) I also aim to submit more work to magazines and to enter writing competitions, particularly in the writing for children field, where I feel I have a bit of momentum behind me at present. Fingers crossed 2015 turns out to be a good one!…..
As far as reading is concerned, my only problem seems to be that there are so many great books out there that I would love to read that I am spoilt for choice! One book that I received as a Christmas present was Stephen King’s ‘On Writing’, which I had asked for after hearing good things about it. If you haven’t already read it, then I would recommend it as a no-nonsense, straight-talking insight into how a successful writer approaches the craft, with a bit of biography thrown in for good measure.
In regards to this blog, if you recall Jane Dougherty won the last mini writing competition of 2014 and so I will be asking her to set the first writing prompt for 2015, and will get back to you shortly.
Hope you have a fruitful coming year and look forward to catching up! 🙂