How is my creative writing going, I am sure large numbers of you are wondering? Well not as well as my creative reasons for not writing!
So far I am about two months behind but hopefully after this week it is going to be full steam ahead. I found with Danny’s anniversary, then Christmas and finally Daniels virtual fifteenth birthday yesterday, that it was difficult to get my head around writing assignments someone else had given me, as opposed to vomiting onto a page the many thoughts in my head. However today feels like a new start, I’ve already as good as finished my two latest pieces of 1000 and 2000 words, and hope to have them polished and returned by Wednesday. Actually let me rephrase that, I will have them returned by Tuesday or Wednesday at latest.
On the blogging front I continue to really enjoy my writing, when I get around to it. Last week something different happened. I received an invitation to go to Dublin to attend an informal launch of a new web site called Herfamily.ie. They are a sister website to the well known site Her.ie. I decided to accept, as not only is it the very first blog related invite I have ever received, but it meant I could get in another visit home to my mom. So last Friday, feeling a little nervous I headed off to meet some of my virtual buddies from the Irish Parenting Bloggers group who were also invited.
I had arranged to meet a fellow blogger, the lovely Sara, from Where is my mind gone, by the train station, and even though we had never met we were instantly comfortable with each other. The two of us, after a slightly adventerous bus journey, arrived fashionably late by ten minutes, to be met with a sea of faces all sitting around a giant boardroom like table. Friendly faces,some of whom I’d met at the blog awards earlier this year, and others who knew us online and greeted us like old friends. It was fantastic. A year ago I’d have thought you would want to call for the men in white coats if I’d heard people speak of online friends. Lesson learned, do not question what I do not know.
All in all it was a wonderful morning. HerFamily.ie are a polished group, who I have no doubt will within a very short period be a go to site for parenting and lifestyle advice and reading. I may even help them achieve such a goal by guest posting. Maybe a post such as “how a glass of wine in the evening helps you recover from a day with children”, or “success for me as a parent has been never visiting any of my children in prison (to date)”, or even “Must haves for all parents of teenagers…. lie detectors, breathalysers, ear plugs and bank account with unlimited cash”. I’ll let you know if and when it happens.
In all seriousness I found them very welcoming and I really do wish them every success and luck in their venture.
The day was finished off by my mother and sister cooking up a lovely roast turkey and my brother arriving for a sleepover too. I must say even though I didn’t blog that day, it was a great blog day.
Now back to
facebook and twitter creative writing!
On a side note I am way behind on my reading of some of your posts. I have been tuning in via my phone, but I’ve not been commenting or ‘liking’ to any great degree. I hope to be back up to speed really soon. I do miss being in touch but when life gets busy it is impossible to do everything, yet even knowing that doesn’t lessen the guilt I sometimes feel for not reading. Ridiculous I know but as you are my ‘friends’ that is just the way it is. I know many of you have experienced the same. So keep an eye out I’ll be back as soon as possible, and do let me know if I’ve missed a big event.