January 9

A new year, a new attempt at the writing thing

Competitions will be my entry point

By In Thoughts 1 min

Yes, my friends. A blog. Hello, and welcome to 2013. I know most of 2012 went by without me exactly setting the blogging world on fire, but I find myself uncommonly free time-heavy at the moment so thought I’d pick it back up.

Last year was a total shocker. Apart from that whole getting-engaged thing. But this year… who knows what this year holds. I’m trying desperately hard to remain positive, but those who know me also know that this writing thing is a constant roundtuit for me (y’know – I’ll get round to it?).

So, fiction writing. Yes, my new year’s resolution was to have at least a good chunk of a book in first draft form. I’d better get a move on early since I’ll have a wedding to plan in amongst it. I’m leaning towards scary stuff because I seem to do quite ok with that – despite it being very much not my genre. A mammoth book of last year’s best horror in hand, I shall attempt.

Writing comps, be warned: I shall be entering you this year. I find it easier to write, and find the ideas come more readily, when I’m in the flow of fiction writing. At the moment, I stare at a blank screen and cry woe is me, I have no ideas. The blockage will be removed by DOING. To do, I need prompts. If anyone’s reading this and has a prompt for me, let me know by the comments or Twitter (@novicenovelist) and I’ll give it a go. Honest: a challenge! I do love a good challenge.

For now, though, this is a short and sweet entry to remind y’all that I’m alive and sort-of well and will be spamming you sooner rather than later with crappy new fiction.

Now, is that the kettle boiling? ….

Written by LJ McMenemy

Thinker of random thoughts. Writer of random dreams.

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