A long weekend with my sister off from work led to very little progress on the writing front. We did finally watch some movies on the ever-growing Netflix queue, so a little progress made on the personal to do list, as well as getting the living space more organized. Yay. And I’m finally making some headway in the novel, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. It takes a little effort, because his writing style is very particular, but a definite read for any writer. Quick overview – it’s about the future and how books are banned. One of my goals (not to be completed in a year) is to read all the “best” books. I grew up in a state that ranks at the bottom of education, so I’ve taken it upon myself to read those things I should have years ago. I alternate a must-read with a pleasure-read, but have been doing rather poorly the last year or so, so, it’s on the list! Here’s a link to the 100 Best Novels, if you’re up for the challenge. I was recently asked why I’m doing this, and my response, “I’m a writer. I should be educated in those that are considered great in my field”.
I wanted to do more with my dot.com (I love saying that), so I’ve started to add “Excerpts” of my work for a little insight into the types of stories I’ve written (all part of the “branding” I’m trying to achieve), a “Calendar of Events” for contests and writing opportunities (there are links for you to explore), and a Pinterest link to see the types of things that inspire me; people, places, castles, clothes, art, etc. Take a gander if you want to waste a little time –
(in adding that link, I still had Tom Hiddleston on the page, so that was a nice, welcome sight…So this is for my fellow Hiddles’ swooners! Yes, those are both words. Or will be.) All of these are a work in progress. And I’d love if you’d share any writing items (contests, meetings, conventions, classes, etc) of note as well. I’ll put them up on the calendar.
Today’s post is a little random, as I am, at the moment…LitReactor shared The 10 Weirdest and Most Wonderful Libraries in the World. I think I could be happy working in a library. I’ve always wanted to open a little coffee/tea shop and have loads of books that people could take, swap, share. That’ll be later.
And then not to forget about the writer’s struggle, The Write Life shared the Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing. This would be a monetary investment, but sometimes, it’s necessary. I have a couple of those to make in order to move forward. This would be one of those catch-22 scenarios where you need a little money to make a little money.
So it’s Thursday and this is my first post of the week. Shameful. I hope you’re all doing better than I!