2nd of July 2020

I’m not writing much at the moment. I sat down to write yesterday but I was trying to work on Penal Earth which is more outlining than writing at this moment and I just couldn’t get my head into it.

I need to write at the moment, I’ve not written properly for so long now I’m scared that I’ve lost the knack to just sit and write. I did a little during a break at work on pen and paper, but that was early rewrite for my vampire book. I’m tired of not being able to get this stories done. I’ve got both Penal Earth and Vampire book eating away at me to get them down. I love both universes and am eager to expand beyond what I’ve got at the moment.

There are a lot of things in my life going on at the moment that are priority over writing but I’ve got to make the time to write as I find that it’s always been something that helps me see the world and makes me feel better in myself.

On a different note, I’ve been blogging with WordPress for ten years. Although I have a blogger account I never really blogged there. So pretty much everything I’ve ever blogged is here on WordPress. Blogging has been incredibly rewarding and I’ve met some amazing people through it and made friends, including my best friend.

Time to wrap this post up. I’ve got a few bits and pieces to do today, not sure I’ll get time to write but I’ll see what I can do later on tonight maybe.

A Quick Update

Most of the last week I have been fighting an irritating cold. Nothing serious but when I do get a cold it gives me a fuzzy head and doing anything creative is thrown out of the window. This annoys me because I had a little momentum going from last week and that’s just gone out of the window. I’m past the worst now so ill be back on creating soon. Probably after the easter break as I seem to have a lot on this weekend.
A lot of today has been spent trying to get a blog post written or a little bit of fiction done but that was not happening so most of it has been spent on Facebook, Twitter and over here at WordPress and watching a lot of TV!

So have you seen that Amazon have brought Goodreads, I’m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing just yet. I’m willing to wait and see how it all plays out. Tobias Buckell wrote a very interesting post about it, here’s the link http://www.tobiasbuckell.com/2013/03/29/amazon-has-acquired-goodreads-huh/

I’m going to change how often I write my Movie Monday posts. They are not getting the response I was hoping for so I’m going to change it to a monthly post as opposed to a weekly one.

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To end tonight’s post I would like to say a few words in the memory of British actor Richard Griffiths. He passed away last night and I, like many around the world, will miss seeing him on our screens. I remember him mainly from the TV series Pie In The Sky and the movie The History Boys. Mr. Griffiths was an outstanding actor who also came across as a intelligent and good person as well.

R.I.P. Richard Griffiths

Writing Is A Lonely Game

After reading a blog post by a fellow blogger, Susie Lindau,¬†¬†http://susielindau.com/2011/11/22/whos-in-your-corner/#comment-1166¬†about the support she has it made me think about my support network and I came to realise that I don’t¬†have a very strong one around me.¬† I don’t¬†have any super fans or family members that really kick me up the back side to get cracking with writing.¬† My girlfriend has been pushing me a bit this month because of NaNoWriMo.¬† My close friend who I have a couple of projects that we are working on is there to support me obviously¬†but he is cracking on with his side of the process.¬† Most of my family and friends are not readers which goes against me.¬† I have¬†a good friend who is a¬†copy write editor by day so she has been very supportive with editing my work and given me her general opinion.¬† I wont take anything away from those around me though.¬† I do get questions from them about my writing but generally I’m on my own.

Does any of this get to me? No, not at all because up until NaNoWriMo¬†I had not been taking this whole writing thing seriously.¬† I wrote when I felt like it and that was not really that often.¬†¬†I have never had anything published or even submitted one of my pieces of work.¬† Two of the things NaNo has taught me is that I REALLY¬† want to be a writing and that I am getting¬†more¬†and more convinced with each passing day that I can do it!¬† Yes I have a long way to go but the stories in my head need to come out and I do love to write.¬† It gives me a buzz that I’ve not felt in any other part of my life.

I have found some great people through Twitter and through blogging sites like this one¬†who give me the boosts I need at times and I know the more that I write the better I will get and my friends and family will see that this is not just a passing fixation, it’s a¬†dream that I am determined to achieve more now than¬†ever!¬† I’m not going to say “My New Years Resolution is to get writing properly” because I’m starting it today!¬† No more putting off because I am too tired or there’s something good on TV or a bird flew past my bedroom window.¬†I WANT TO BE A WRITER!!!!