The trees are turning red, orange and yellow, their fallen leaves making golden carpets on the ground. I hum Jeff Wayne's 'Forever Autumn' and wonder where summer went. Oh wait - it was on a Wednesday wasn't it? I remember now, I nearly missed it!
In less than a week it will be my Birthday, I'm an October baby! Even more momentous though is the fact that a year today I made my very first post on Authors Electric.
What a wonderful supportive Group this is, and I feel so happy and privileged to be a part of it. I've learnt a lot from reading everyone's monthly post, and although I don't profess to be able to pass on the same level of knowledge that some of the writers here do, I hope my posts over the past year have at least been interesting.
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In another month it will be National Novel Writing Month again. An insane four weeks of writing furiously with the goal of achieving 50,000 words in thirty days. I find it a great way to get motivated. Somehow I seem to work better to a deadline. I've completed it three times and now have one novel which I'm desperately trying to revise and polish, and another two on the 'back burners'. I really need to get organised and work on revising these stories which are complete but need a lot of polishing NaNo is great for making one get the words down quickly but of necessity the end result is very rough. I'm not sure whether I'll be doing NaNo again this year. I might just use it to finish revising the current WIP.
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So, onwards and upwards, as they say. It's been an eventful year, what with negotiating the world of electronics self publishing with my story 'Dancing With Fate', originally published with a small American Press, a trip of a lifetime to the States, and some interesting happenings in the horse world in my 'other life'. Now I just need to focus on my writing again, stop 'reflecting' and get on with that darned revision!
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