I have decided after all the buzz of WLF (Literature Festival) I would take some time off events this week.
We are close to Summer – just 3 weeks and a day, left at work and I am pretty much taking on work full time. I need the energy for the day job – can’t wait to get into the summer writing projects though and days and days of artistic freedom.
There are events all over this week but I am resting until the weekend. I also have swollen glands so best to keep voice use to the minimum – day job.
I have been busy writing since my writing day yesterday, admin is all up to date and I have the next week’s assignments all mapped out. Fitting in around everything else I have to achieve. I have written 4 new poems all for submission pieces. I have two more that are building up to being something (I have 3 weeks to work on those). I had to proof my poem for the latest edition of Hark Magazine, July issue.
I am getting excited about working with the Poetry Army in less than a fortnight and making it to Ledbury Poetry Festival before then. There was a tempting offer last night involving one of the late night events but I decided not to volunteer (despite the temptation of accommodation, travel expenses and tickets) as it was an event after midnight – it wasn’t facilitating the event which worried me – more organisation of the food and refreshments. Another time maybe. I am still hoping to make it and catch a few performances this weekend.
I am also trying to write one or two short stories, I have less than 2 weeks to complete – so I might save them for something else if they aren’t quite ready. My next writing day was Friday but I have accepted some more work so now I have just half a day to work through the projects.
I need to re-energise and work on my writing and find that I have plenty of time for both after work if I am not trying to make it to events as well!
And on that note – bed calls! Be gentle on yourselves – seek balance – inspiration doesn’t work on an empty tank.