Daily Archives: March 31, 2013

End of Month Review – March



paper-notes March has been the busiest month this year! My writing schedule filled up quicker with opportunities, I spent longer researching, I wrote two book proposals, which I have learnt take a lot longer than anything else other than the main manuscript!

I read more articles and ebooks and attempted to keep up with the logo on Goodreads, I have only just started to add the titles online!

I submitted 4 pieces of writing and 2 book proposals, that is 14 pieces I have sent out this year.

I received 2 rejections and one submission approved for publication! Success! Yeh!

AWF had 97 followers, that’s an increase of 35 followers and I am grateful to you all.

I participated in the sols_6March Challenge for the final week hosted by Twowritingteachers.

It was good preparation for camp. Which is something else I signed up for.

Signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo – April to complete 50, 000 words on the main manuscript.

I signed up for a real-life workshop (as opposed to virtual ones)

March also brought us the Easter celebrationeaster-eggs and the end of BBC Television Centre.


A Final Easter Slice 31/31 SOLC





The Final Slice (until I join the Tuesday challenge!)


I hope you have all had a lovely Easter Sunday. Mine started with gift exchanges, I had many surprises including a chocolate egg from Mr. G.

I cooked breakfast – Hot Cross Buns with chilli… they were yummy.

Then started my final leg of research (having spent a late night on it) today was the deadline for submission.

I realised why the internet is struggling to load sites properly (including my reader on WordPress) I use Vista and was prompted to download Windows 9 – I tried three  times, including restarting and working through the security centre – to no avail.

Time to call an IT guy!

Lunch was spent with my mum sharing a gorgeous Roast Dinner and Easter Gifts, we then went to see my Great Aunty and later on my Grandma and dropped off treats with them too. Many cups of tea and coffee today.

Evening came home, shared special food with Mr G and settled down to watch one of the DVD gifts he gave me this morning. Medium Series 1 (we are both fans, we started watching it in a later series and despite checking the TV channels for Series 1 we have never found it.)

I am enjoying it so far, We switched it off a while ago and I have spent the past 3 hours editing, proof-reading and writing a cover letter and synopsis for my FINAL submission in March.

It’s the Final Countdown!

Despite hotmail changing to Outlook and my browser needing an upgrade I managed to send the email with 3 documents attached. I really need to upgrade my version of Microsoft Word/Office too.

I have researched other products for writers, word still comes out quite well in reviews. I have also completed more research on how to plan and manage freelance projects. I look forward to sharing my strategies and tips with you in April.

Oh, GMT!

I knew the clocks were going forward – I knew it happened at 1 a.m. I forgot it was last night – fortunately my PC and mobile (and TV) all update themselves. That will be why it was suddenly 3 a.m before I went to bed!

Good job tech is a few steps ahead of me huh!


Look forward to reading your slices and catching up with you all on Tuesdays.

Big thanks to Twowritingteachers for such a great challenge!

It has helped me – especially as camp (NaNoWriMo) starts tomorrow! I need to complete 1,667 words a day.