Absence Form

I’m not sure I want to acknowledge how inconsistent my posting is… Its been a few months since I crash and burned in NaNoWriMo… I’d like to say I have a good excuse…

sick-note2and I guess I do (family illness, divorce, house moves (2)) but the truth is that writers write. They write when the times are good and they write when the excrement hits the rotating blades.

It’s not all doom and absence though. I have been writing and editing. Slowly and in bits. Sadly it’s not on the novel. I have used the life events to work on a new short (long) story, which is now 90% complete.

This weekend I will start editing the novel and filling in the few gaps that remain.

I’m also looking at what conventions and festivals to attend this year. I want to get more involved in the UK writing community. Last year I went to Alt Fiction which was fantastic (very educational) and Harrogate Crime Festival (which was not so educational – But I got to meet Ben Aaronovitch (squee)!).

Any suggestions? What cons / festivals are gonna be good this year?



3 thoughts on “Absence Form

    • Thank you for the encouragement! We will have to meet up and get a drink at the Crime Fest! I think Harrogate is for sure on my list – though it will only be my second year!

  1. Hahaha those blood-thirsty raccoons. Evil.

    If you’re managing to write through *life* stuff then I think the blog can slide. You can always pick it back up when the time feels right.

    I’ve never attended any festivals so can’t suggest any. I should make more of an effort, I think. Happy editing 🙂

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