I came home from the Edinburgh Book Festival inspired and motivated. If there’s something a writer needs to get revved up, it’s to be surrounded by other writers. One thing I got out of Val McDermid’s lecture was to finish something, even if it’s rubbish. I determined not to start anything new until I finish one thing.
I also determined that Monday (yesterday) was the day that I get back into work. I’ve had a couple of months off since I left Tata, although I did shift 3 activity annuals and 3 proof-reading jobs, I used some of my redundancy money on the dog, the house and the short break – mostly so I can “see” some of it, and I’ve had an enjoyable but lazy time recharging the old batteries.
Now, however, procrastination time is over. Here, then, is my list for this week. (I’ve stopped doing daily lists because I was never achieving it all.) You come into it a bit too, though, in case you have any thoughts or opinions on no5:
- Edinburgh Book Festival blog n pics √
- BCJ assignment 4
- We Also Served: voices from our National Service book proposal
- Night Crawler on Smashwords
- EITHER 0 The Fool (Tarot, poss YA) OR Catch the Rainbow (Birmingham pub bombings saga/mystery)?
- Set up new FB group Seriously Serious Short Story Scribes √
- BCJ assignment 5
- Read mate’s script
- Send out 3 lots of 3 article ideas to 3 magazines
- Raise invoice.
I really have 2 queries on no5. Firstly, I’m not sure which to go with in order to get a project finished. Both are planned out, both are at approximately 15,000 words. Secondly, I’m wondering if the Tarot series could be re-targeted at the Young Adult market. Suggestions and thoughts are most welcome. You know where.
You can see I’ve already done a few of these jobs. Hopefully there will be run of ticks down the side by the end of the week.