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Monday Writing Goals: 18th August 2014

Oh dear, I haven’t been doing very well with this blog, have I?

Allow me to attempt an explanation.

I have another blog, where I review professional wrestling, and I’ve been updated that one madly to catch up with my post-holiday backlog.

Add to that the fact that I’ve been going to work with my mother to help her with admin work in the office, and you get one busy writer with no time to write!

But have I been doing nothing at all? Of course not!

On the writing-in-progress side of things, I have a story that I’m working on for the InkTears Short Story Competition. It hasn’t got a title yet, but it’s exploring the trope of mystical pregnancy. I’m having a lot of fun with it.

And on the writing completed side of things, I’ve been long-listed for the Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year 2014 with two poems!

If you’re in Canterbury on Tuesday 2nd October at 7.30 p.m., why not come along to St Gregory’s Centre for Music for the awards evening?

And finally, writing goals!

This week, I’m going to keep it simple. My goal is to write 3,000 words of something.

I don’t mind if it’s blog posts, poems or prose: I just want to have created 3,000 words by Friday.

And unfortunately, this post doesn’t count. So I’d better get going!

P.S. I still have copies of my poetry book “Under The Tree” for sale! Leave a comment if you’re interested!

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Monday Writing Goals: 30th June 2014

Hello and welcome to another Writing Goals post!

Image © Penny Gotch.

I have only two goals this week: finish Blue Skye, and start Camp NaNoWriMo!

I’m only doing a half NaNo this time (25k) because I want to finish Blue Skye AND I’m going to Canada for a week this month. So I don’t want to push myself under too much pressure!

In other news, I was shortlisted for the “Art in the Underpass” competition, but didn’t win. Even so, I performed my poem Canterbury in Westgate Gardens.

And thanks to my lovely parents, Hugh and Becky Gotch, the performance is now on YouTube, which you can see below!

I hope you enjoy it!

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Another Short Post

Just another short post to let you know that I haven’t forgotten this blog or the Summer of Writing 2014!

I haven’t really accomplished much this week. Why? Who knows? It just happens sometimes.

However, I will be on the main lawn of Westgate Gardens in Canterbury to perform a poem! I was shortlisted in the Art in the Underpass competition. And after the performances, we’ll find out who the winners are!

It might be me!

I’ll also be bringing three copies of “Under the Tree” to sell.

So if you’re interested, please do come!

See you Monday!

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