Starting with the monthly theme for the writers’ group, ‘Renewal’, I came up with a piece called ‘A New Look For Clover Street’. First off I’ll let you into a secret, this was not my first attempt. ‘Driving licence’ was already written pending editing before it got pulled to pieces.
Deciding I could not be bothered to fix the problems, I started afresh. Within minutes I had a new idea and I was soon writing. By the end of the day the new piece, provisionally called ‘Clover Street’, was ready for editing. Having got to that stage, I took the time to reflect and came to the conclusion that I was much happier with the new story. I left it for a week then edited the piece before submission.
Other than that, I have another story in what appears to be long term editing (in other words, there are issues but I can’t be bothered to sort them out yet!). Sooner or later I’ll get around to it and release ‘The Pink Salamander’ onto my dear, unsuspecting readership.
Those who have followed my blog for a while will have noticed a significant increase in output over the last week. A few days before Christmas (which feels such a long time ago now), I set myself the challenge of blogging every day for the Christmas period. The first day I sat down to blog, I found I had plenty of ideas but nothing to write about.
It sounds odd, I know, but you have to experience it to understand it. To make a long story short (this from a guy who can never tell short anecdotes!), I decided on a film review. Like all things, I found it was a matter of discipline and of giving myself the time to do it.
Now that I’m at the end of the week, I can look back and say I’ve really enjoyed it. So much so that I want to increase my regular output beyond the *ahem* once a week blog I normally do. We shall see what the future holds.