Wednesday 20th May 2015: Return and FYIS

This my first blog post in a long time, isn’t it?

I’m going to be honest: the past few months have not been easy for me. Shortly before I vanished, I made a post about my anxiety (which you can read here). That teamed up with clinical depression and a heavy university workload to knock me for six.

But I’ve returned for two reasons. First, I’m in a better place mentally and feel ready to reconnect with you. I’ve missed talking to you about my writing process, my achievements and my goals.

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And the second is my Final Year Independent Study (FYIS) for university.

I mentioned on my Facebook page that I was going to make a post here about putting some poetry on my poetry Tumblr. I still intend to do that, but first, I’ve got a different poetry project to share with you.

My FYIS is on Poetry as Performance. To make a long story short, I’ve written ten poems and I’m turning them into short YouTube videos. I’ll be uploading and sharing one video per day for the next ten days, starting from tomorrow.

You’ll be able to find them on my YouTube account and I’ll also be embedding them here and posting links on Facebook and Twitter.

I’ve had a lot of fun writing these poems and making these videos, and I hope you enjoy watching them as much as I enjoyed creating them.

And if they get a good response, I may go about publishing a cheap DVD with all the videos  on it plus a few more exclusive for those who buy. Watch that space!

Thank you for being patient with me, and I hope you enjoy my FYIS work.

~ Penny

Related Post: (Not Quite) Word Count Wednesday: 22nd January 2015

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  1. Pingback: 21/05/15: “The Chemical Holding My Hand” | Penny Gotch – Writer

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