Tuesday, 13 October 2015

What I'm Doing This Month - October

Where have the last few weeks gone? I wrote September's post about my plans for the month with the full intention of posting lots more in the following weeks. Then, our house move happened and somewhere in there our internet connection was cut off for several days too.My time has been hijacked by continual carrying, unpacking, searching and way too much cleaning. I'm still surrounded by boxes but at least now they're only knee high and I can see my family over them.

Yesterday, I handed over the keys for our old house and so today, I can finally sit in my new study without any immediate deadlines to drag me off my chair.

So what's happening in October for me, as a writer?



My Novel

I'm still working on my novel, editing and polishing. I was excited to return to it this week but nervous too. Time away from my writing allows me to look at it with fresh eyes and I worried that I might have lost the thread of my storyline in all my editing but that doesn't seem to be the case.

Last month I polished the first fifty pages and emailed them off for an agent appointment at the end of this month.

Reading

I packed my book away when I moved and have only just found it again. I'm reading Sepulchre by Kate Mosse. This is the first novel of hers that I've attempted and so far I'm intrigued and entranced by her writing. The aim is to finish it for this month's book review.

Chester Literary Festival

During the Chester Literary Festival, I will be meeting with Conville & Walsh agent, Carrie Kania to discuss the first fifty pages of my novel. The aim is to not only inquire about the quality of my writing but also the commercial viability of my novel. It's only a short slot but fingers crossed it will provide some fresh insight on my writing.

A New Murder Mystery

I wrote three new murder mystery plays last year for Murdering The Text and I think it's time to add another so this month I'll be throwing around ideas for my latest whodunnit. I have several scenarios in mind.

So that's it for me for October. Now I'm (mostly) unpacked and online, I'll be back to my usual blogging routine of once or twice a week. All of that should keep me busy for now.

6 comments:

  1. How exciting! Good luck with your agent meeting!

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  2. Congratulations on your move. Wish you the best in your new home. Good luck with your agent meeting. Fingers crossed!!

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  3. Wow, it's been a hectic month for you. Good luck with your agent meeting and finishing the book!

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