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If We Were Having Coffee

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Saturday Coffee post but to be honest, not a lot has really gone on. At the beginning of February all of my productivity stalled and coupled with every cold going, and even a chest infection, I’m not really done very much at all since January.

The second draft of the novel has now reached 40,000 words but progress is a little slow. I’m trying to focus more on my AAT course than the writing and that means I spend a lot less time at the keyboard than I would like. The course is what needs my attention however and the sooner I finish the sooner I can get back to focusing on my writing. Even if it does seem like Darkened Daughter is just getting longer and longer with every passing day.

The fiancée and I have just got our mortgage-in-principal so we can start making choices about where we want to buy in earnest. Trying to get my head around legal fees and surveys is more tricky that I was expecting. Being the first time buying a house I’ve got no context to put costs against and not having context really stresses me out. I like to know what I’m getting myself into and at the moment I don’t.

Hopefully with spring now in the UK, though it has arrived with storms and rain as always, I’ll find some way of being a bit more creatively productive. I’ve decided to give Camp Nanowrimo a miss this April due to the workload. I’m hoping that if I reduce the areas that I’m focusing on the more I can get done on those areas.

However! I have managed to get Headquarters up on its own site! I’m also working on the next update for the story which I haven’t updated in about two years so I’m feeling pretty good about myself. Reading back through the stories I can remember what I loved about writing Headquarters. I can’t spend as much time as I want on it but I’m hoping to spend some time here and there.

Progress is progress, no matter how small.


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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 first time walking into a house that is yours is an exiciting experience. It’s been 22 years since we bought our first house and I still remember that feeling. I also wanted to say the last couple of months writing wize has been slow for me too, and I haven’t been sick.

  2. I’ve had issues with writing, too. Outside of preparing for the A to Z Challenge, it’s almost been nonexistent. Journaling had been an afterthought, at best. But I think I’m going to go back to writing my entries longhand. We’ll see. As for short stories, that’s also been an afterthought. I started writing my third story of “The Cell Games,” but put it on hold. The beginning is troubling me. I hope to work out this funk now that I have time to write more.

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