All this must-do-something has come to a head, suddenly.
I have signed up for NaPoWriMo, which commits me to write poem each day in April. I thought I might as well go the whole hog, since I am doing a one-day workshop on the 9th, and I start a six week on-line poetry course tomorrow.
With some trepidation, I have decided to post my April poems on here (i'm going to create a special page). I'm not saying I'll leave them up here forever, just doing it for the exercise. Think of it as my on-line drafting notebook.
Want the weblinks?
9th April Workshop in Lydbrook
Winning Words Online Poetry Course
January's a hard month to do anything, isn't it? Especiallly start things off. I like to think that lying on the sofa reading, dozing and sipping a glass of wine is a sort of creative incubation.
Which means that by now, some creative stuff should have incubated, and issue of some kind should be forthcoming. Hmmm.
I attended a useful Poets & Performers networking event, which sparked off a few connections. I have submitted a couple of pieces here and there, and have three readings lined up between now and the end of March (possibly more, if I do some open mic slots).
Oh, and i've had some achingly trendy cards printed so I've got something to give out. I am considering self-publishing a collection on postcards, just for the hell of it.
Having given this some careful thought (to allow important creative incubation to take place), my writing resolutions for this year are to:
improve my craft, working on my poetry in particular
develop enough material for a collection
use Scrivener to improve progress with my novel
practice and improve my reading for performance
All help, support, ideas and so forth will be gratefully welcomed!