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.
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Looking forward to reading fruits of your creative writing labours.
(Hope you didn’t sell your soul to that parenting site. Or got a good price for it at least 🙂 )
Haha. I’m not easily bought.
I did really like them though and meeting online ‘buddies’ was strange and wonderful.
It’s strange how you feel you ‘know’ fellow bloggers without ever meeting them.
I will have to show something here sometime or you will all think I’m having you on!
It all sounds so exciting..right down to the dinner your mom made for you!
It was a lovely day alright, and being spoiled by my mom was the icing on the cake. 🙂
I love the connections you make with your blog Tric. And I know your writing will take root and take off!
Thank you colleen. I continue to love your blog and all the food for thought it brings me, not to mention our online connection.
Have you ever thought of writing a story for publishing or have you done so?
I have not written for publication exactly. I have written, and self published for family purposes. But not with true editing and goals for publishing for the public.
Sounds like a wonderful day and the dinner with your mom and sister made me hungry for a nice roast dinner , continued success to you and happy days.
Kind Regards Kathy.
Thank you Kathy. I had a great day and there is nothing like a roast served up to you made by someone else.
Life and writing are just not compatible. Keep at it though. You’ll get there in the end.
this is fantastic, tric. and the fact that you went, and enjoyed yourself and were comfortable, speaks to how much you’ve grown. keep writing when and where you can, and pop in to say hi whenever you have the chance. no timeline or apologies needed here, life is life – )
Tric I would definitely love to read those blog posts when you get around to writing them 🙂
Tric, what a coincidence! I was only wondering this morning how your course was going. Glad to hear you’re getting back on track.
Yes, I’m loving it but it is eating into my blogging time as well as all the other things in my life, like those kids and OH I have. 🙂
I’ll just have to try to be more organised and disciplined.
I didn’t get an invite but I would have loved to meet up with you all, the day and time didn’t suit though. Maybe next time! A lot of people just don’t ‘get’ how wonderful it is to finally meet some ‘friend’s’ you’ve met through social media. It’s brilliant! Good luck with your writing 🙂
What a wonderful day, Tric, and so glad you felt comfortable, too, having not met Sara before…You are a terrific writer so write when you have time and that goes the same for blogging…I don’t mean to take away from your awesome post but will share (as you asked) this special post of mine and I think you’ll understand..visit only if you have time, http://lscotthoughts.com/2015/01/12/working-on-finding-a-balance. I’m in your same boat quite often. 🙂 ♥