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I’m Back!

So as you may have gathered from my last post, I’m back from my little absence in the blog-a-sphere.

Basically I just got busy. Really, really busy.

This summer I decided that I wanted to do the following:

  • Take a summer module.10170953_633548943406713_3883140424478222773_n
  • Volunteer at my local museum.
  • Run Race For Life 10K
  • Start researching my dissertation.
  • Continue working at Hawkstone Park Follies.
  • Continue working for my parents.
  • Finish writing at least one novel.
  • Start a new poetry collection.
  • Publicise my poetry collection ‘Before The Words Run Out’
  • Continue my 100 book challenge on Goodreads!
  • and…
  • Work out a blogging schedule.

Guess which one fell through.

I am doing Camp Nanowrimo and I’ll stick up a widgety thing so you can see how that goes. [Not so well at the moment.] But anyway, my point is that things are moving forward and next week I have a bit of time off from work so I can write and study like a fiend! If I can get at least 10,000 words down for Henry Granger then I will be happy. [I am changing the title I have decided, I just haven’t decided what I’ll change it to yet.]

As far as a blogging schedule goes things will pretty much stay the same. There will probably be more posts like these over the next month and less snippets of flash fiction and poetry though I will try and give you one piece of creative writing a week at least. There will also be some more book reviews on the way…

I have literally just lost the only pen in the entirety of my boyfriend’s room. It was here a second ago and now I need it to jot down a name so I can type it up here, I CAN’T FIND IT!


… I was sitting on it.

Anyway, as I was saying… The lovely Chantal Bellehumeur has sent me a copy of her feelgood book ‘Not Alone’ which I should be reviewing at the end of the month. I’m going to attempt to put up a new book review on the last day of each month from now on so if any of you have books you want reviewing then don’t hesitate to send me an email at and throw them my way.

Oh, and as a final note, I managed the 10K last month so boyfriend has suggested another. All we need to do is find one. Here’s a picture of some cows.

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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.


  1. The Laughable Cheese says

    Sounds like you’ve been busy. Welcome back.

  2. You are very busy Carol I even looked up the Park you work at to see what it was, look a great place to go. I think every post lifts with a cow photo…nicely done…..I might include the ones behind my house….have a good day.

    • Well they weren’t too keen to pose, despite living on a farm for twenty years I still don’t seem to have any animal skills at all.
      Hawkstone is a fantastic place to go, especially on a clear day. The views are breath-taking and magical. [Literally. They filmed the BBC Narnia series there.]

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