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Saturday 16th January 2016: A New Announcement

If you saw my micro-trailer, you’ll know that I promised you something today. And here it is:

I’m publishing a new poetry book!

Yep! Following on the heels of “Under the Tree” and “Dark Heart” comes a brand new book. I’ll release more details in a trailer coming 1st February 2016, but for now, here’s the title:

Image © Penny Gotch (http://www.pennygotch.co.uk).

Come back on the 1st for the teaser trailer! I can’t wait for you to see it!

~ Penny

Related Post: Micro Trailer: 1st January 2016

Want to get in touch? E-mail me (pennygotch@gmail.com), message me on Facebook, send me a tweet (@pennygotch) or leave a comment!

Available Books

Solo: Under the Tree / Dark Heart

Collab: Personal is Political

Images © Penny Gotch (http://www.pennygotch.co.uk), Liam Whear, Susan Wright & Molly Penford.

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Micro Trailer: 1st January 2016

~ Penny

Related Post: 15/11/2015: Good News Comes In Threes

Want to get in touch? E-mail me (pennygotch@gmail.com), message me on Facebook, send me a tweet (@pennygotch) or leave a comment!

Available Books

Solo: Under the Tree / Dark Heart

Collab: Personal is Political

Images © Penny Gotch (http://www.pennygotch.co.uk), Liam Whear, Susan Wright & Molly Penford.

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15/11/2015: Good News Comes In Threes

Well it’s been rather quiet and empty here for a while, hasn’t it? I meant to update weeks ago, but what can I say? Life’s been incredibly busy for me recently. I graduated from university with a First, I moved into a new bedroom, and I’ve started a Master’s Degree. But that’s no excuse for going completely silent here, and for that I apologise. On the plus side, though, I’ve got three big bits of news to share with you. So let’s get going!

First of all, I shared on my Facebook recently that I’d written three articles for International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom (IPW:UK), a Kent-based wrestling company, to use in their show programmes. I’m happy to announce that this has now become a regular thing and in all likelihood, I will be contributing to their programmes for the foreseeable future!

This includes: event reviews (like the one of Future 8 in the second 11YA programme); match previews (like the one for Sammy Smooth versus Tommaso Ciampa in the Just Too Good programme); and focus pieces (like the one about the GZRS in the Supershow 2015 programme).

IPW:UK do programmes at most of their main shows and they’re available free with a VIP ticket purchase or for a small fee at the event. If you’re interested in reading some of the stuff I write about wrestling these days, check it out!

Image © Penny Gotch (http://www.pennygotch.co.uk).

The next piece of good news? I’ve been published!

Zillion Press bought a piece of flash fiction from me for their anthology “Polychrome Ink: Volume II”. It’s a little piece inspired by my own struggles with writer’s block and depression called “That Dreamy Girl”.

The entire anthology can be bought online from the publisher’s website or from various other places including Amazon and Createspace. To find all the purchasing options, click this link to Zillion Press’s Store page and give it a look.

Image © Penny Gotch (http://www.pennygotch.co.uk).

And finally, the big news I’ve been taunting you with for quite a while.

You may remember that for my Final Year Independent Study for my BA, I created a playlist of ten poetry videos. If you enjoyed those, celebrate: I have poems written for five more.

Yes, you read that correctly: I have five more poetry videos ready to be made. But these won’t be going on YouTube! Instead, I’ll be putting the these five new videos, plus the ten from YouTube and some “Making Of” type features, onto a DVD!

Right now, I still have to undergo the filming process for the new videos, so this probably won’t be happening until somewhere around the summer of 2016. I’ll keep you updated on the progress as I start filming and let you know how everything goes.

Oh, and here’s the playlist for the old videos in case you never got around to watching them!

~ Penny

Related Post: 13/07/2015: “Dark Heart” Out Now

Want to get in touch? E-mail me (pennygotch@gmail.com), message me on Facebook, send me a tweet (@pennygotch) or leave a comment!

Available Books

Solo: Under the Tree / Dark Heart

Collab: Personal is Political

Images © Penny Gotch (http://www.pennygotch.co.uk), Liam Whear, Susan Wright & Molly Penford.

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13/07/2015: “Dark Heart” Out Now

“Dark Heart” is out now!

Image © Penny Gotch (http://www.pennygotch.co.uk).

Paperback / Kindle

~ Penny

Related Post: Tuesday 7th July 2015: “Dark Heart” Trailer

Want to get in touch? E-mail me (pennygotch@gmail.com), message me on Facebook, send me a tweet (@pennygotch) or leave a comment!

Available Books

Solo: Under the Tree / Dark Heart

Collab: Personal is Political

Images © Penny Gotch (http://www.pennygotch.co.uk), Liam Whear, Susan Wright & Molly Penford.

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Tuesday 7th July 2015: “Dark Heart” Trailer

“Dark Heart” is progressing well. The book has been formatted and now all I need to do is finish uploading it to CreateSpace and it’ll be ready to go.

Meanwhile, here’s what delayed this blog post yesterday: a YouTube trailer for “Dark Heart”.

I hope you liked it! If you did, please share!

~ Penny

Related Post: Monday 29th June: Countdown to “Dark Heart”

Want to get in touch? E-mail me (pennygotch@gmail.com), message me on Facebook, send me a tweet (@pennygotch) or leave a comment!

Available Books

Solo: Under the Tree

Colab: Personal is Political

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Monday 29th June 2015: Countdown to “Dark Heart”

The build-up to the release of “Dark Heart” seems to be going well!

I’ve been publishing one poem per day since last Tuesday and the response has been good for the most part.

I’ll be posting a new poem on Penny Gotch Poetry every day from now until the publication of “Dark Heart” (with double posts on Sundays!). So keep an eye on that Tumblr, my Twitter feed or my Facebook page!

Image © Penny Gotch (http://www.pennygotch.co.uk).

But when is “Dark Heart” coming out, I hear you ask?

Two weeks from today, or Monday 13th July. Put it in your diaries!

The book is all formatted and ready to be uploaded to CreateSpace, so it’s just a matter of waiting until the release date.

But I can’t just leave you with that, so here’s a brand new promo image for the book combining the title and the image I’ll be using in the cover art:

Image © Penny Gotch (http://www.pennygotch.co.uk).

Hope you like it – feel free to share!

~ Penny

Related Post: Tuesday 23rd June 2015: Vids and Blogging and Books, Oh My

Want to get in touch? E-mail me (pennygotch@gmail.com), message me on Facebook, send me a tweet (@pennygotch) or leave a comment!

Available Books

Solo: Under the Tree

Colab: Personal is Political

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

Hello and welcome back to Word Count Wednesday!

… what’s that?

It’s Thursday already?

Oh. Well. Oops. Looks like time got away from me, doesn’t it?

But that doesn’t matter. What’s important is that I’ve been writing!

But how much have I written?

3,158 words including my homework! Which is an average of about 451 words per day.

And you know what? That isn’t a bad start for a new year, especially when I’m so busy with university work.

It’s important to be gentle when getting back into the swing of things. And now I’m there, I can only write more.

~ Penny

Related Post: Word Count Wednesday: A New Beginning

Want to get in touch? E-mail me (pennygotch@gmail.com), message me on Facebook, send me a tweet (@pennygotch) or leave a comment!

Available Books

Under the Tree / Personal is Political

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Sunday Scribblings: #FakeItTilYouMakeIt

Base image © Sembazuru (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sembazuru/6974372/). Edited by Penny Gotch (http://www.pennygotch.co.uk).

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I post a lot of selfies. And those selfies tend to be tagged with things like #IAmVeryPretty or #IAmCuteToday.

It occurred to me that if you don’t know me, you might assume I’m conceited or big-headed.

I’m not. There’s another reason I tag my photos that way.

So I decided to write an article explaining that and post it on Readwave.

It’s called #FakeItTilYouMakeIt. It currently has 290 reads and 9 likes. And it recently hit the Readwave homepage.

So why am I talking about this? Because it’s the first time this has ever happened for me.

I’ve been posting on Readwave for almost a year now. I’ve submitted articles, poems and stories. And they’ve all found a good number of readers.

But none of my articles have been on the homepage before.

I’ve written about bullying. I’ve written about annoying television adverts. And I’ve written about comparing myself with other people.

But if I could only have one article go the distance, I’m so glad that it’s #FakeItTilYouMakeIt.

I believe that everyone deserves to feel happy about the way they look. Good self-esteem and body positivity are vital in a world that tells us we’re ugly so they can then sell us things.

And the thought that my journey towards self-acceptance is helping others is so heartwarming to me.

So thank you for reading, sharing and liking #FakeItTilYouMakeIt. It means the world to me.

And remember: you’re beautiful.

~ Penny

Related Post: Sunday Scribblings: Life Can Be Tough

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Under the Tree / Personal is Political

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Word Count Wednesday: A New Beginning

It’s been a while since I did a Word Count Wednesday, hasn’t it?

I think it’s been a little over two months!

Not that I haven’t been posting. Promoting “Personal is Political” rather took over on Wednesdays and that pushed the word count aspect to one side.

But I want to come back to it because I found that it was an interesting experiment.

Plus I may not have as much time to write for pleasure this term as I did last term.

My tutor’s going to set writing tasks for me every Thursday. And part of my grade is dependent on me completing them in a satisfactory manner. That takes priority over writing for fun.

So making a note of how much I’m writing for university homework will remind me that I am making progress and I am still creating.

As I said in my last post, life has become pretty stressful for me recently. I’ve got a lot going on and that’s tough to manage.

But things like Word Count Wednesday work as little reminders that for all that life is difficult, I’m still getting things done. I’m still accomplishing things.

It doesn’t matter how slowly you move as long as you don’t stop. And it doesn’t matter if somebody else is getting to their destination faster than you’re getting to yours.

Working at your own pace doesn’t mean you’ve failed. Taking time doesn’t mean you’ve failed. Struggling doesn’t mean you’ve failed.

And I need to remember that.

~ Penny

P.S. My piece on selfies made it to the recommended page of Readwave! Why not give #FakeItTilYouMake it a look if you haven’t already?

Related Post: Word Count Wednesday: 19th November 2014

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Available Books

Under the Tree / Personal is Political

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“Personal Is Political” Available Now!

The anthology I wrote with Liam Whear and Susan Wright is available for purchase right now!

Image © Molly Penford (http://madasei.tumblr.com) and Penny Gotch (http://www.pennygotch.co.uk).

Our pieces cover topics from feminism to environmentalism to body image and more.

Fancy the paperback? It’s just £2.99 with free delivery on orders worth £10 or more.

Want the eBook? It’s just 79p!

Over a dozen people have already bought “Personal is Political”! Why not join them today?

~ Penny

Related Post: “Personal is Political”: Out Now

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