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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 Forrester is a twenty-four year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. 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’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.

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