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A Something And Nothing Post

One of the many pictures taken from my trip to Haughmond Abbey. It looks deceptively small from the entrance.

Hidden away in the Shropshire countryside surrounding Shrewsbury, Haughmond Abbey is a beautiful Augustinian abbey still displaying fantastic architecture and carvings throughout. A wonderful example of England’s rich monastic history, and an exceptional picnic spot.

I want to say it’s been one of those weeks, but really it’s been one of those years. Every time I feel that life has evened out and I can finally get back on top of whichever ‘To Do’ list is currently blue-tacked to the computer screen, something new crops up.

I have achieved some of the things I wanted to though. I self-published a poetry collection and managed to sell a few copies. There is still a massive stack sat in on my book case but it’s a start. It’s also available for purchase online at Amazon. [Hint, Hint].

I also joined English Heritage, visiting Morten-Corbet Castle, Haughmond Abbey and Beeston Castle within the last month and coming away with some photographic evidence of my visits, even if fingers do make the odd appearance on the camera lenses.

As far as my writing goes things have slowed to an almost halt. I’m trying to work on ‘The Lady Winters’ and ‘Obscruite’ at the same time but neither seem to really be going anywhere fast. That should hopefully change over the next couple of months. Don’t even ask about ‘Headquarters’. Sasha needs to take a back seat for a while. At least one novel needs drafting this summer and since ‘The Lady Winters’ is closest to completion, she will be taking priority. [We’ll see how well that plays out at the end of July].

So thank you to all of those still following me and putting up with the sporadic nature of everything I do. I love you for it. Since it’s Wednesday I should have a Friday Fictioneers and a Visdare entry for you to read up soon!

All the best,

your eccentric, partially reliable, somewhat over-worked writer friend,

Miss Carol J Forrester.

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Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.

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