Monday, July 09, 2007


What I’ve done in the last six months:

Resumed writing THE NOVEL
Joined an online writing group
Began actually writing every day!!!
Also dragged out all kinds of old pieces of writing and cannibalised them
Re-wrote old poetry, even published stuff
Almost finished several short stories that were years old
Wrote a lot of flash fiction
Won a small, group competition
Sent 11 poems to comps
And some to magazines
One poem accepted and published online Poetry Scotland
Sent out my first short story to Woman’s Weekly
The bullies in my writing group made me start a new novel
Two more short stories, to literary mags
Now got about 50,000 wds in old novel
And 20,000 wds in new novel

Next 6 months:

Finish one novel and start sending it out
Finish first draft of second novel and have a drink
Collect the lovely money from comps I’ve won
Completely clear out all old work by mashing it all together
Write lots of new stories
Write some new poems


Rosy T said...

Just dropping by your blog to say: keep writing, Irene!

Rosy x

ireneintheworld said...

hello dear, nice of you to pop in. i've been feeling lazy again so thought a burst of blogging would bring my appetite back.