So somehow I've managed to find time every day to write around 1,000 words taking the overall wordcount of my novel to more than 40,000! My aim is for 60,000 by the end of November and then it will be edit . edit . edit. The fact that I'm actually managing to write - every day - is good enough for me, if it turns into something worth sharing, that will be a bonus.
In the meantime... I'm slowly recording some of my short stories. A friend said I should and so recognising that people don't always have time to read I have decided to take her advice.
I'm not a naturally confident person with my writing because it's an exposing of something deep within: thoughts, feelings, views, ideas... so reading my work out loud is doubly nerve wracking. When people read my words somewhere else, I've slowly become used to that... but standing up and reading my words out loud... wow, for some reason that feels hugely daunting!
But then, what's the point of writing stories if nobody hears them? so whilst I'm working on building up the courage to actually stand up in front of real people at my local open mic night, I'm going to start recording them to at least get some reading practice in.
I hope you enjoy this little 2 minute story called The Holiday...
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