It’s Sunday morning, in my world (although you’re reading this on Monday or maybe even later than that). Usually by now, I’ve got my post written and scheduled because I work on Monday mornings and it’s one of the few things I’m organised about.
This week has been manic, with seeing family, friends, work, my husband on half-term and the snippets of DIY which go along with it. I’ve barely worked on my novel, let alone had time to think about my blog.
And then, last night, the Prime Minister (I’ve decided to no longer use his name) announced I’ll have all the time in the world again – we’re starting another lockdown on Thursday. Although, this time, schools, universities, and professional sport will be allowed to continue. So basically, it’s cafes and pubs, shops who have already ordered and stocked their Christmas goods and… yep, you’ve guessed it, gyms, which will close.
As you might recall, my gym – my happy place and workplace – has only just opened again. In fact, it will have been open for only three weeks and one day when we have to shut.
I’m a positive person, but this year is really taking the biscuit.
As this is supposed to be Writing Update week, here are my highlights:
- I submitted three stories – two short stories to competitions, and a flash fiction to an online journal
- I had a piece published in Vine Leaves Press’s SPILL IT! newsletter
- I’m reading Small Forgotten Moments aloud for the final time before it’s ready to go to my editor. I’ve found 75 things to tweak before I’m even half-way through… How is that even possible!!!
- Once the read-through is done, I’ll be moving on to the second draft of my novel-after-that.
Enough about me, how are you doing?