Sunday, 18 October 2009

A quick footnote....

I must apologise for my lack of blog activity of late: there are various reasons for this. Firstly, a very close aunt of mine unexpectedly died just over a week ago and all of my family are in a state of semi-shock. My Aunt Mose was a lovely lady and I will really miss her; over the last few days I've been feeling a bit numb and haven't been in the right frame of mind for writing. Today is the first time I've sat at my laptop since her death, but I am determined to get back into the swing of things again this week.
But that is not the only reason I've not posted lately. Three weeks ago I was invited, along with a handful of other local writers, to the launch evening of an annual arts event. It took place in a local pub - always a good place to get a bunch of writers together! We were informed that there was a sum of £700 up for grabs. Last year it went to the performing arts, the year before to artists, this year it has been decided that the bursary will go to a writer of poetry or prose. I am going to enter the section for novelists. I have to produce the first two chapters of a work in progress and a synopsis of my book; so this is exactly what I've been concentrating on.
Phew...I never expected writing a synopsis could be so hard!
Anyway, the thing's done now and I will be sending it off in the next couple of days.
And lastly, I have been spending every spare second of my free time working on my novel, Bathory.
I promise my next post won't take so long in coming or be so brief!


Alan W. Davidson said...

I'm glad to hear that you're keeping so busy. Very sorry to hear about your aunt.

Akasha Savage said...

Thanks Alan.
I'm realy starting to wish there were more hours in a day, days in a week, weeks in a year....I'm sure life speeds up as you grow that little bit older!

Rick said...

Sorry for your loss, and we can wait- first your novel! Having said that, don't neglect us for too long. :)

Jarmara Falconer said...

Glad to know you are okay. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. We too are having a bad time as my husband and I are off to say goodbye to a loved one on Wednesday.

I look forward to hear more about your entry into the annual arts event.

Best wishes my dear friend

Vesper said...

Akasha, I'm so very sorry about your aunt.

But I am glad that despite your sorrow you can find the strength to return to writing, and maybe the solace of the fictional world... Good luck with the contest!

Akasha Savage said...

Rick ~ I doubt very much if I'll be neglect my blog for very has a strange hold over me...

Jarmara ~ it's horrid having to say goodbye to someone you hold dear, and I always think until the funeral has been and gone, life is on hold. :)

Vesper ~ Thanks for your kind words.
I could certainly do with £700!! :D

Ello said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt! That's terrible. I hope you are doing better now.