Bad Blogger, Better Novelist?
Yes, I've been a bad blogger. There's been the usual amount of busy - work, Toby, camogie, running. Then there's a new form a busy that's about to take over Peter's life and have some impact on mine. (http://www.petercox.ie/short_workshops.php). But it's not that I haven't had time to write. It's that the time I've had for writing has gone towards my books.
As I've mentioned before, I've been taking the occasional day-long writing workshop up in Dublin. They're great fun and really put the boot up my arse to get me focused again on my novels. I have, at this moment, 2 completed novels in need of rewriting to improve the structure of the stories, and 2 half-completed novels in need of the rest of their middles and all of their ends. I've made a decision that the noveling has to take precedence over the blogging, at least in the short term.
My goal is to finish rewriting my first novel (Flying Close to the Ground, which details one determined young woman’s attempt to fulfill her dreams of becoming a jockey without destroying herself) and finish writing one of my chick lit books (Being Katie, which isn't far enough along to have a blurb) by my birthday. Which is in 3 months.
I know, it's a bit of an optimistic goal, perhaps overly so. But I'm a big believer in making no small plans. I'll still be stopping in on a semi-regular basis. (I know, I owe myself 2 more driving/automotive posts.) And who knows - if I come up with something half-decent in the novel, I might post a bit here.