Once again Saturday has rolled around and all the lovely people who come together for the weekend coffee share are busy pulling writing their posts up. If you want to join in with the fun then make sure to check out Diana’s site PartTimeMonster.com to find the home of the weekend coffee share.
Now! Time for my weekly update.
So if we were having coffee, I’d have to let you know that once again this week hasn’t been the most productive when it comes to writing my novel and I haven’t got a lot of studying done either. There have been good reasons for this. Last Saturday the fiancée and I saw a house that we really liked and we put in an offer that has been accepted. We’re now getting all the bits and bobs that come next when buying a house sorted. This week has therefore been predominantly about making sure that we get all those little bits right.
I have been doing quite a bit of writing though, but it’s mainly been poetry. Today is the last day of NaPoWriMo and I have written the final poem of my April’s thirty poems in thirty days. Now I haven’t always done the poem the day I was meant to but I have completed the total number which is an achievement that I haven’t reached before so I’m really happy with myself. If you want to check out my poems you can find them in the menu bar at the top by click on NaPoWriMo 2016. I’ve put the link in the post as well.
This week and also some of last week has also been taken up by me trying to network and improve how I do things on this site. I think there have only been three days where I haven’t posted but NaPoWriMo has helped with that so I’ve been trying to work out how to keep up the momentum into May and June. I haven’t come up with a clear plan yet but I have been lining up some more guest posts on other blogs to help with networking so I do need to keep up things here. I’ve also invited a few people to post on Writing and Works to give the blog a bit more variation instead of just me writing all the while.
For those of you who have followed me for a while, you will have also seen a slight change in the direction of this blog. This has been partly influenced by these Saturday Coffee Shares and partly by vloggers such as iiSuperwomanii who I’ve found to be really helpful in encouraging me to be more positive and motivated. I did a guest post this week for Inky Tavern titled Trying To Be A Poet: Five Tips For Writing Better Poetry and another post here called Taking On Obstacles: Learning To Be Positive. I’ve been trying to write more posts designed to share the little bits and bobs I’ve picked up over the years so far. I’m terrible for letting stuff get me down and recently I’ve really been trying to tackle that and be more proactive and positive. The main point of the blog is still showcasing my writing and updates about my novel but I also want it to be somewhere that fellow can come to find a positive message and share their own positive messages.
Hope you all had a lovely week, I’m looking forward to reading some of the other WeekendCoffeeShares. Do leave a comment if you’ve got time, I love hearing from you. How do you stay positive? Has you blog changed in direction slightly since you started it? What is the most important thing you’ve learnt in writing?