My last blog post of the year.
It has been a strange, yet also life-affirming, year and right at the end, things seem to be coming together, especially in respect of the writing.
I think I know where I am heading.
I have finally realised (or accepted ?) that to get published you have to take risks and put your work out there. That the novel is not going to be written quickly, because that is not the way I work yet, despite the support from the lovely Novel Racers. So to keep my interest and have work to submit I also need to work on smaller pieces at the same time. Write them, send them out into the world and get back to the novel.
Today I have written a poem.
I may submit it to a competition.
That is a start.
Three best of the year:
1. Book - In Search of Adam by Caroline Smailes. Gritty, inventive and deeply haunting. If you haven't read it yet, look out for the forthcoming paperback.
2. Music - Back to Black by Amy Winehouse. I can't get the title song out of my head.
3. Moment - receiving the email telling me that my flash fiction had been accepted for the Your Messages anthology.
Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and successful New Year. Here's to 2008!