... March update on my resolutions …
I will write ‘Accidentally On Purpose’ at least to the end of first draft.
Well, the word counter doesn’t seem to be ticking up very fast does it? Time has really been an issue and, workwise, it will probably get worse before it gets better. I’ve been thinking about the novel though, does that count?
I will continue to write short stories, but I will be more focussed about where I send them.
Yes, but I’m now not sure this is the best policy. My two favoured publications keep saying they like my writing style and want me to send more stuff – but I'm still waiting for a real breakthrough.
I will try to get at least one more autobiographical/family history piece accepted for publication – hopefully John’s War.
It’s still out there. I’m never sure whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing though.
I will read more.
Yes, and I’m really enjoying doing reviews for the blog, so I’ll definitely do more.
D and I will go to the theatre. Instead of just walking past, looking at the posters and saying, ‘That looks good, we should go and see that’, we actually will go.
No, no, no. Big failure here. Also down to extreme complicatedness of life though.
I will listen to the Welshman. If he tells me not to waste time on certain things, then I won’t. The Welshman is always right.
This one is undisputed. And he brought Hello Kitty stuff back from Japan for me.
I will write to my own agenda and not anyone else’s.
I am beginning to feel more comfortable with this.
I will attend a Della Galton writing course.
Yes – done that! It was fab so I’m going to another in April!
I will find a nice way to tell Smudge that he isn’t allowed to sit on the computer keyboard, or to walk across my desk kicking piles of paper on to the floor.
There are no longer any piles of paper on my desk. I have finally tidied the writing room – an achievement in itself.