October is a day away. I have no idea where September went, I just know it disappeared. After much deliberation, I am having to make some harsh decisions about my writing. I can't do everything. Therefore I must choose carefully what I spend time on, and when I do it.
More about that in another post, lets see how the last seven days went...
Send the short story out - I am stalled, I did a final edit, but need to run over it again as I am not quite happy with it.
Write two blog posts - I wrote four altogether.
Do some work on my novel draft - Yes, but not on the novel I was working on this month. Instead I dragged my first novel out, and reworked the prologue.
Flash fiction - 100 words for Saturday- Yes, done. Not as well received as I had hoped though, so I will look at it again.
Phoenix Writers Saturday session - A fun session, very busy, lots of prose to get through, and lots of lovely talented writers. Critique was fast and fierce but always constructive and fair.
Additionally, I've purchased Scrivener, an amazing piece of software for writers, and I hope to learn how to use it over the next few weeks. I'll be asking you all for tips, and tricks.
I've also researched a magazine I am targeting to write an article for in the near future. Yes, really. Article writing appeals to me, and its something I'd like to explore further.
A massage, because its long overdue - Oh yes, see here to read all about my lovely midweek break. Its a distant memory now, but I very much enjoyed it!
An evening out - I went to the pictures, and saw The Dark Knight Rises, I've been looking forward to going to see this movie for a long time. It didn't disappoint me. Very dark, and Gothic in a strange sort of way.
Discover a new recipe - Nope! Didn't get time this week. Although I noticed Jamie Oliver has another new book out this week. I'll be checking it out soon.
Tea and cake. Yum! - A very good week on the cake front. Coffee & Walnut, a cherry scone, and a Bakewell slice. Not all at the same time.
Boring but necessary -
De-junking - Take a carload of stuff to the charity shop - I didn't get around to this one. I simply ran out of time.
Really pleased with the balance this last week, it seemed to work out much better.
The plan for the week ahead looks like this
Submissions - I will be sending something out this week.
Blog Posts - Planning and writing three posts.
Monologue - My homework from the writers group, and its going to be entertaining, the brief being, I have to write from the POV of an object that I share my early mornings with...something to do with breakfast. I will have to have a think about this one. Usually, I write very much on the hoof, however I can't see me pulling this one off if I leave it last minute.
Walking - I have planned two sessions as a minimum.
Music - Something new. No idea what, but I am going to do it.
Something to entertain me - Working on this one.
New recipe - Good Food Magazine arrived a few days ago, I'll pick something to whip up for tea.
Boring but necessary -
That'll be the de-junking I skipped last week.
Household paperwork - Ugh!
That is the list for the week ahead. What are your plans?