Tuesday - Tuesday Teaser
Wednesday - Question of the Week
Friday - Friday Five
Sunday - Work In Progress Update
I am not someone who can naturally multitask, giving my attention to several projects at the same time. You could say I'm an all-or-nothing kind of person, which is why I loved the A to Z Challenge so much. With that in mind, and my news I will reveal in a moment, I am turning my full attention to writing my novels. Whilst I will continue to blog - I couldn't go on writing without all your support - I am changing from the weekly to monthly Write 1 Sub 1 2011 challenge, which means I will only be writing one new short story per month. Also, I will no longer be taking part in Book Blurb Friday. I'd like to thank Lisa Ricard Claro for hosting the BBF meme - I'll still be there cheering from the sidelines.
Now for my exciting and potentially life-changing news:
I'm hoping this is how I'll look come September.
From September 4th I shall be taking a three month break from work to become a full time writer. For 12 whole weeks I will be concentrating all my efforts on my one of my novels without the distraction of work. I cannot begin to tell you how excited and emotional I am at the prospect, and, above all, thrilled that Mr. G believes in me enough to not raise a single objection against it.
So far I have only told family, close friends, and a few work colleagues. Apart from a couple of comments that I'm sure weren't meant to cause offence, they have all been happy and excited for me. When someone tells you they think it would be funny if you couldn't think of a single word to write during those 12 weeks you just have to laugh and curse under your breath. I guess there will always be doubters.
Over the next 18 weeks (I've started counting them down already) I'm going to be asking a lot of questions of myself and my works-in-progress, not least, which one should I concentrate on during my break? No doubt I'll be asking you all for advice on many occasions. So I want to reiterate how much all your comments mean to me, and believe me when I say I know that without them I would have given up by now. I cannot begin to re-pay you for all your support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.