And we’re back! I hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year.
So, like most people I find myself in the January slump, mostly writing wise. My idea for 2012 to keep me writing every day is to write a short story in a day to a page A4 diary. For a laugh, I will share with you the first lines of each entry so far:
December 30: “What are we doing tomorrow?”
December 31: I sat on the steps, smoking, thinking. The year was turning over before me.
January 1: “I’m not Sherlock Holmes.”*
January 2: I always knew I wanted to be a detective.
January 3: There was a loud knocking at the door.
January 4: He had learnt to tie knots in the Scouts.
January 5: It was early. Too early, but it simply couldn’t wait another moment.
January 6: “Wait!” Her voice run out across the lawn.
January 7: I stopped by the house one day when I was walking.
January 8: He stood in the hallway, breathing heavily. It hurt so very much.
January 9: “What happened?” His voice was harsh, as if the next thing that was said could bring down his entire world.
I may share some more of my favourite first lines in the future. Writing wise, I know I should be finishing my novel and will get round to it very soon. I have also come up with an idea for a sequel to my Nanowrimo novel, which sounds pretty fun inside my head but whether it will be quite the same when I get it down on paper is a different matter.
I’ve also updated my reading list page so it now charts books read in 2012 as well. I read 38 books last year so the goal this year is 39 or more. I now own so many books that this is quite possible so let’s see how it goes.
My wordcount won’t be featured at the bottom of this post as usual, because to be honest I have no idea what it is! I accidentally abandoned the novel it was from because of Nano so once I get back to it the wordcount will reappear!
Hopefully by next week I will have written/read something more exciting to tell you all about.
Currently reading: The Loom of Youth – Alec Waugh.
* he is Sherlock Holmes. Lying doesn’t work out well for him.