First of all I wish all of my readers a Happy New Year 2018. In this post I am sharing with you my plans for the new year 2018. Last year has been a tough year for the world … Read More
I want to wish all my readers a Happy New Year 2017. In this post I am reflecting on the last year which has been described by many people as simply horrible or awful – and I want to share … Read More
I wish all readers of my blog a Happy New Year.
I haven’t posted in a while, due to being ill with flu (am still coughing away as I type) and I also was away for Christmas.
I know I still have to write the final part of the Polydays series. I am working on it but in the meantime I wanted to share my thoughts on the New Year.
I don’t have proper New Year’s resolutions as such, but want to change things and move forward. So here are the things I would like to do or rather change – some of them are business related and some are just things I want to do outside designing jewellery.
1.Go back to paid writing – yes you read correctly. Last year I didn have many paid commissions and wrote a lot on a voluntary basis, but really I need to earn money. This means getting more proactive again.
2.Getting back to fiction writing – a few years ago I did an Open University short course on fiction writing and really enjoyed it – the course was very well organised and kept me writing every day, because it prompted you with lots of writing exercises. I even started a novel and was 4 chapters in. But then I got discouraged by comments by one tutor from a different writing course I also did with Writer’s Magazine (though my impression was that she didn’t understand that it was meant as a chapter of a novel not a short story) and kind of gave up. So this year I want to get back to this – if time allows. But then again I just have to make time.… Read More
You can call them plans, projects or even resolutions – these are the things I want to do or achieve this year. Some of these have been on lists I made in the past, which just goes to show that it’s not always possible to achieve everything. This year I keep my list short and sweet.… Read More
In the run up to our departure we were not even sure if we should drive through the snow all the way from Cardiff to Stansted to get the plane to Cologne. It was snowing heavily in the morning, but we decided to go anyway, because our flight was not cancelled. We just got through the worst, if we’d set off an hour later and we would have been caught in massive traffic jams and possibly an accident.… Read More