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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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Friday Writing Round-Up: 20th June 2014

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I have a confession to make: this hasn’t been a very productive week for me.

Why? I couldn’t say. Some weeks are just like that, I suppose.

I wrote this week’s Her Campus poll, but I haven’t written an article yet, touched “Blue Skye” or “Numbers Up”, or written my “Couch to 5K” article.

I have done more brainstorming on my HG Wells Competition story, though. It’s now called “Gemini” and I have a plot and character names. Baby steps!

As for what else I’ve done this week?

I went to Basildon to do a huge load of shopping, including getting my mum’s birthday presents.

I made some absolute divine Malteser and Mars Bar fridge cake, which is the most decadent thing I’ve ever eaten.

And my parents bought me some awesome new clothes at Blue Water! Sweet!

Oh, and I got to play Pathfinder with a bunch of my American friends over Skype.

Image © Diacritica.

I love my character Telsir and I’m having so much fun with those guys. I just wish it wasn’t at such antisocial hours for a Brit!

And now the weekend is here. I’m going to try to get some more writing done over the next couple of days to make up for the lack of progress this week, but I won’t put too much pressure on myself.

After all, we’re going on the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour tomorrow! I can’t wait!

See you all on Monday!

P.S. You can still order a copy of my poetry book “Under the Tree”! It’s just £5.70 and that includes P&P to anywhere in the UK! Drop me an e-mail at or send me a Tweet to @pennygotch if you’re interested!

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Friday Writing Round-Up: 13th June 2014

It’s Friday again! How did I do with my writing goals?

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Well, considering I spent most of the week feeling absolutely dire from a cold, I didn’t do badly.

I have written a news article for Her Campus, which should be going up sometime soon.

And I wrote an article about comparing yourself with other people, which you can read here.

As for the rest of the list, I haven’t started my fortune story, but I been thinking about it and picked a different topic. It should be fun to write.

But “Blue Skye” and my article about “Couch to 5K” remain untouched, alas.

I may get around to working on those this weekend, or they may roll over to next week’s goals. We’ll see.

And as I said at the beginning of this post, I haven’t been up to much this week as I’ve felt so ill.

The most dramatic thing I’ve done is get Pokémon Snap for the Wii and buy myself cider and truffles.

But hey, I’m almost back to full health again, and that means more writing on the way!

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Friday Writing Round-Up: 6th June 2014

Friday is here, and it’s time to look at how I did this week!

Image © Penny Gotch.

I’ve been chipping away at my writing checklist, but so far, I haven’t crossed a lot off it.

I wrote a news piece for Her Campus, which you can read here. And I brainstormed an idea for “fortune” to enter The HG Wells Competition.

But my Riddley Walker article remains sadly incomplete and I haven’t even touched “Blue Skye” or “Numbers Up”.

Although having checked the due dates, the fortune story is more urgent than “Numbers Up” is, so I’ll be switching their priorities around.

However, I have also been pretty busy this week!

On Monday, I went from Essex to Canterbury to attend a meeting with the new course director for my degree to give some feedback.

Tuesday was a quieter day, but I still walked to Aldi and back with my mum.

On Wednesday, I spontaneously decided to start doing “Couch to 5K” and found it harder than expected. I also found out that I’ve been shortlisted for the “Art in the Underpass” competition in Canterbury, which was neat.

Yesterday, I took the train back to Canterbury again to attend a talk on feminism and language, which was fascinating. And then the trains home mucked me about, which was less fun. I then stayed up until the wee hours of the morning playing Pathfinder with friends.

And today, I helped my mum with the household jobs and went for a jog/walk for my “Couch to 5K”. Couldn’t resist a cheeky selfie!

So I’d say this has been a productive week, even though I haven’t got all my writing done.

I’ll see you on Monday with my list of next week’s tasks, what I did with my weekend, and most importantly, my Writing Process Blog Tour post!

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