I know there are still a few days to go, but this is the last Friday of the month: the day when I send out my invoices and pay my bills, which this month includes the dreaded Tax Bill. So this seems as good a day as any to look back and celebrate what I've done during January on the writing front.
As well as my day job editing and teaching, I have:
- Written and submitted a commissioned article on aubergines
- Entered four short story competitions
- Submitted stories to three magazine - one of which has replied they'd like to keep my story for possible future use, which, while not a 'yes' is definitely not a 'no'
Last night I paid my first visit to a local poetry group. Well, I say poetry, but actually although poems are the foundation they welcome 'artists' in the broadest sense, so I crept in under the wire as a writer and appreciator. I was slightly nervous, because I'm not a poet and I feared it might have been a bit over my head, but everyone was very welcoming, the nibbles were excellent and a good time was had by all. I shall probably go again.
That's all for now. Have a good weekend, folks.
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So glad you have lots of good things to celebrate Julia and the Poetry group was welcoming. I think it makes a huge difference when people are glad to have you join them. Good luck on your submissions. Have a great week.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by, Deanie.Delete
You've had quite a week. Any positive nod to your work is a nod in the right direction, so congrats on your submission.ReplyDelete
Marilyn @ onbecomingawriter.com
Thanks, Marilyn. Bit of a scattergun approach, but I might just get lucky.Delete
Sounds like you have been busy! Good luck with the submissions.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kate. I decided that stuff wasn't going to do me any good sitting in a folder.Delete
Sounds like you've had a good week! Good luck with all of your submissions :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Laura. Fingers crossed.Delete
Congratulations on submitting your work! Sometimes it is one of the hardest steps! Wishing you lots of luck!ReplyDelete
Thanks. I've given myself a bit of a kick up the proverbial. Let's see what happens.Delete
Bill paying is definitely on my list of yucky stuff. But at least you got it done. Yay for your article and for the competition subs. Keep 'em coming! And that "future use" thing sounds promising to me. I'm glad you found a new writing group to join. Have a lovely weekend!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Lexa. See you next Friday!ReplyDelete
You've started your creative year very well, Julia - all the best with those stories!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Rosemary. I'll let you know if I have any successes.Delete