I decided to write this progress report last night, as I had finished sorting out my to-do list for next week and had time to spare. It looks like next week is going to be busy. And hot. Record temperatures are expected in the UK on Monday and Tuesday. If anyone wants me, I’ll be in the shower with the cold water on blast.
I have had a fairly productive July so far. I now have no internet at home, which on one hand is now a bill that I don’t have to pay but on the other hand means I need to use the public library if I am to get anything done. I plan on getting that sorted but for now, that is the temporary solution. That and using my phone. I am very conscious though of using all my data.
Job searching has been at the forefront of my to-do list. It is actually nice to get a rejection, because I usually only get tumbleweed. There are online courses that I am also completing because it does no harm to learn new things. I have been reading a lot of non-fiction too at the moment. I feel as if I am ready to burst with facts.
I am hoping to go to college in September to complete a part time English GCSE course. The jobs I have been applying for require some qualifications and I do not have an array of them, plenty of experience but 0 qualifications. I feel at the grand old age of twenty-six I might be too old for college but I know that’s silly and you are never too old etc. I submitted a poem to a publication at the end of June, so I am hoping to hear from them soon. Fingers and toes are crossed for success with that.
I have started to write fiction again and have been coming down with all sorts of ideas for stories. I stopped writing fiction because I felt that I was not qualified to write it. I felt that to be a ‘proper’ writer, you had to write the most beautiful prose and write stories with a start, middle and end. I felt like an imposter.
The amount of stories I have been reading, something must have rubbed off on me. I enjoy writing stories, so I will write stories. And if I summon sufficient confidence, the novel idea that I had scribbled on the back of a discarded envelope a couple of years ago might start to take shape.
I think that’s all for the past few weeks.
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