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Don’t Ask Where September Went, It Was Eaten By Pygmy Goats

Good afternoon all you lovely readers, it’s been over a month since I’ve written a post of the Weekend Coffee Share so I thought it was about time to get off my butt, or in this case sit down on it, and get one written.

September turned into something of a meh month for me, I’ve done very little writing and Shadow Dawn is pretty much where it was at the end of August, the only progress being that I’ve managed to finish redrafting chapter six today. This takes the word count up to 18,000 words for the redraft, closing in on the one quarter mark that is 25,000 words.

My original target to try and have the redraft done by the end of the month is out of the window, which is a shame because I’ve been playing with the idea of doing NaNoWriMo. I don’t think I will take up the challenge this November but who knows, maybe I’ll get around to doing Camp NaNoWriMo when that comes around.

The big news this month was the launch of the new weekly features here at Writing and Works. Each week a new guest post will go up where writers talk about the trickiest time they have faced, and those moments where they wanted to pack it all in. The point is to get people talking about how they overcame their lowest moments and managed to turn things around. So far we’ve had two writers contribute and a third set up for next Wednesday but that still leaves lots of space to fill for the coming weeks so if you’re interested, or know someone else who might be, then I need you!

If you would like to get involved then check out the ‘Call For Guest Writers‘ post here and have a read of the first two contributors on the Guest Posts tab.

As well as working on Shadow Dawn I’m also taking another look at a piece of flash fiction called Solitary Creatures which I’m hoping to post a follow up to in a few days. I did intend to sit down and write it last night but I ended up having a lazy night in front of the TV instead so shame on me.

Seeing as we’re already half way through October I really need to get going if I’m going to do as much as I wanted to this year.

As it stands there are two things I want to be able to say by 2017:

  • Draft Four of Shadow Dawn is complete
  • I’ve finished my Level Two AAT Accounting Technicians Qualification

Looking at the craziness of this year I think that achieving those two things would be something I can really be proud of.

What do you guys think? Do you like my flash fictions? Would you like to see me expanding one out into a series and if so, would you prefer I went back to Headquarters or picked one of my other pieces to focus on?

Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear how your weeks have been and what’s on the horizon for you.


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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.


  1. I would love to have the title of your post on a t-shirt. It is that awesome! I am sorry to hear that your September was so underwhelming. I hope that you’ll fare better in the months to come. Best wishes for your health and happiness. xo

  2. I enjoy your flash fiction! Just read “Solitary Creatures” and I’m interested to read the follow-up you mention is coming soon. September sprinted by for me, too. I dug my claws into October. Not so fast please! Today I resumed writing prompts after missing a few weeks. Always curious what those one-word prompts rattle around in my head 🙂

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