October, Part One: In which we wonder if deadlines can be prorogued?

As promised. Here are the October diaries of the three successful authors, Carmel Harrington, Hazel Gaynor and Catherine Ryan Howard. I love reading them every month as they give us a fascinating insight into their writing lives.

The Inspiration Project

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The Inspiration Project started with an idea to hold creative writing events to offer practical advice, honesty, and inspiration to aspiring writers. September saw our last event of 2019, at the gorgeous LexIcon library in Dun Laoghaire. We loved meeting our amazing writers, and can’t wait to see where they go from here! And now, what have we been up to in the last month …

Carmel

At the beginning of September, I spent a week at Tyrone Guthrie, writing for ten to twelve hours a day. When I said goodbye to my cottage in the idyllic woods, I left with 20,000 words. Good times. Since then the word count has slowed down. Damn distractions everywhere – the number one enemy for us writers. Bad times.

Last week we had decorators in. A genuine distraction if you like. But it’s quiet now. However, the worst kind of distractions are the…

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