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Last week was odd, it passed in a blink and I'm not sure what I achieved. Ever had one of those weeks? Nothing bad happened, I even had a birthday, hence the cake above. Another year older, and hopefully wiser. Just a few irritations, as sometimes happen. So how did I do? I started a new audio book, Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner, lots of suspense and mystery so far. I'm really enjoying reading this year.
I met my writing challenge, you may recall I had to write about a 'punishment to fit the crime' well in the end, I did a factual piece about a dreadful writers workshop I went to in December last year. Unfortunately, the tutor was ill prepared, swore a lot, had no idea what he was doing and made himself look a complete idiot much to the shock of the participants. After an hour and a half I walked out, along with several other writers. The event had been organised by a professional organisation, and it was a shock that they hadn't vetted the tutor. Anyway, I wrote and complained, and eventually received a response to say that the person who would deal with my complaint had gone on leave, and would sort things out upon their return in the new year. Nothing has happened since. I'm spitting feathers, and have asked for an explanation and a refund or at the very least some recompense. As I said there has been no response, and the darker side of me thinks I should name and shame, and should of used my Twitter account at the time to air my views, or I should of blogged about it. However, good manners and sensibility prevented me from lowering myself to their standard.
I shall continue to pursue matters. In the meantime, I wrote all about it, yet couldn't decide a punishment to fit the crime, bar never going to another one of their workshops or events again. But it helped me to let off steam, and realise that there are organisation out there who like to sweep things under the carpet. Of course it won't be going anywhere, but has given me an idea for an article on 'How Not To Do A Workshop' so at least something positive has come out of it, and if I ever get it published, perhaps said writing tutor, and organisation may recognise themselves and hang their heads in shame! Or at the very least, vet their tutors.
I blogged twice last week, and took part in another wild hour of #writingchat on Twitter, where lots of other writerly folk shared an hour on talking about the craft.
The week ahead looks like this...
Writing - Two more blog posts, and decide if I'm going to do the Blogging From A to Z Challenge 2015 apart from that, I'll take part in #writingchat on Wednesday 18th February at 8pm UK time. Do join me.
I'm not pushing myself hard this week, I've succumbed to the latest cold virus going around, and I'm feeling tired and jaded. I've got an physiotherapy consultation at last! As well as a session at the osteopath. Oh the joy!
Have a good week.