Tuesday, 14 October 2008

279 days to go: Mind The Gap

Today was a difficult day. I love to write but the whole day was dedicated to writing my annual report for my first year as writer in residence.
If that was not bad enough I then had to find every receipt to account for my £1,000 project fund.
It was not an inspiring day and to distract myself for a while I went for a run!
However, it is done now and I can relax - for another year.
But there were good points to today. I had to set up a new email address as my blueyonder one seems to have gone to ground. I sent a blanket email to everyone in my address book to inform them of my new address. As a result lots of old friends got in touch including my old Features editor, Fiona and a lovely lady called Lindsey who we met on holiday.
And having all the admin out of the way I can focus on more creative pursuits. I have agreed to embark on the madness of NaNoWriMo wiht my friend Jenn. Jenn is trying to finish her second novel and I am trying to complete my first. NaNoWriMo challenges writers to complete a novel in the month of November.
It doesn't have to be great - you just have to commit yourself to writing around 2,000 words a day.
I have just enough time to clear my decks.
Today I wore some more ebay bargains including this fab skirt from Gap, shrug worn as a wrap top from Gap, Whistles shirt, grey camisole and blue boots from Whistles.


Michelle@Life with Three said...

Let us know how the NaNoWriMo turns out. A friend just told me about it a couple months ago. I think it's a brilliant idea. Supposedly, Water for Elephants was a NaNoWriMo book. I loved it.

Karen said...

I wish I had the drive to write a novel...I haven't been a paid writer for many years now...

notSupermum said...

It's said that everyone has at least one book in them. I know I haven't got any. At all. I envy people who can write, it's such a wonderful talent to have.

Jenn said...


I sat down to write last night and instead I went on ebay. I bought a shiny gold handbag, a black and white dress and a red ruffly top.

As if that wasn't bad enough, THEN I emailed the seller and asked her to post them ASAP.

What have you done to me?


P.S Only cost £12 for the lot including postage, and I have saved more than that in three weeks by not smoking, so it doesn't count as money.

Christina Lee said...

you look pretty! Ughh to the paperwork!

see you there! said...

Great that the required writing is behind you and you can now turn to creative stuff.

BTW, I linked you on my blog post today.


Stacy said...

I hate writing reports. I've been procrastinating on writing stuff lately... it's going to bite me soon. Oh, where is the motivation?

Love the ebay finds!

Della Street Dreaming said...

I love the sound of Na na na na whatever. I must look it up. what a fantastic project!

Loz said...

Are you buying new tights?