|Water Lilies - Rosemarie H Moore|
Traditionally, this is the post where I like to reflect on past events of the year. Where to begin? Health wise, this year has been fraught with irritating things. Hopefully, sorted, and whatever isn't, I'm learning to adapt and live differently.
Work has been busy. Hamster on a wheel come to mind.
My writing life certainly hasn't been dull either, and I've been up to all sorts, working mostly on my novel, but also taking part in the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge which was great fun! In May, I attempted 5KinMay, however, it proved too much on the back of the blogging challenge, and perhaps I should of done some fresh writing, instead of trying to edit my novel. Anyway, a fail for me. Not that I'm concerned now, because it is better to fail, than not to try at all, isn't it?
Novel editing has gone on and on, and there have been many times when I've felt like quitting, but I haven't. When insanity struck, and I thought I couldn't do it anymore, I turned to penning flash fiction which allowed me to escape for a short while, until the red veil lifted, and I returned to my desk with new found enthusiasm.
Competitions were entered, short stories, flash fiction, articles and letters were written and sent to judges, editors, and magazine pages. One of my articles was published in Chat Magazine, and a letter in Women's Walking Magazine. I also judged a writing competition. Assisted at a one day workshop for budding playwrights, and attended one or two classes and workshops on varied writerly topics myself.
Attended my writing group regularly, and enjoyed the company of other scribes around the table, I have many writer friends who are invaluable in many ways. When it comes to projects, I'm part of the Phoenix Subs Club, and I've enjoyed motivating others to reach their goals. I've also organised a group of writers, to produce a story each for an up and coming anthology. The year has been a blast!
This writers journey has been progressing at a slower pace than anticipated, but I haven't given up!
Other things I've done? Can you remember A Jar Full Of Happiness well, I've been filling my jar all year! I'll be emptying it very soon, and can tell you, I have lots of lovely memories of places I've been, people I've shared time with, and lots of things I've done over the last twelve months.
Its been a year of crazy happenings in the real world, I truly think its spinning faster, dont you? And now as 2013 draws to an end, I'm sitting here, pondering what I'll be doing in 2014?
I'd love to hear your review of 2013, and your hopes for next year? Do leave me a comment, I love hearing from you my friends.