Soon I’ll be looking at my rough first draft and deciding just where to go next with it. Soon I may even be doing something completely different (in which case you will surely hear) but right now I’m in a bit of a limbo, a limbo that’s actually much needed. I need a limbo to get some dull but necessary jobs done – tax forms (tick), bank statements (tick), floor-washing as well as some nicer jobs that have been neglected – from brushing up some flash fiction (for our Books are My Bag day) to weeding the garden and picking blackberries (sorry, brambles in my native language).
But probably the most useful thing I’ve done is to apply to join the Authors Electric blogging collective and it’s my great good fortune to have been accepted to the team of 28 (each of whom blogs on one day in the month). I’ve been a fan of team blogs for quite a while and you may remember I was a contributor to Love a Happy Ending until they changed their modus operandi and of course take my turn at Bristol Women Writers. Now I’m really thrilled to be with Authors Electric because it’s great company to be in. I often go over there to catch up on posts, and am a fan of several of the writers: Catherine Czerkawska is on there as is Chris Longmuir and I’m looking forward to getting to know the others. As well as the obvious advantages (a blog that’s updated daily, but I blog for just one of those days – more exposure, less effort!) the members also share tips and information across social media, so there will be lots to do and learn.
I’ll be posting links to my Author Electric blogs here and in the usual places and will, I hope, keep this blog going too. Meanwhile I hope you’ll visit my new home where I’m already listed on the team for the 22nd of each month.
Looks like my limbo period is coming to an end already.