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!