Tuesday, 28 April 2009

New Blog

I've started a new blog (which, if you want to see, www.kingsleyfamilyportrait.blogspot.com) which I plan to be just about the progress of my novel, as this one is just about my life in general. I quite like having a blog just about my writing, as it means I can see what I've done when, explore new ideas and let anyone who's interest know how I'm getting on! Still, I reckon I'll still mention it here - it's taking up a lot of my time at the minute!

On that note, sorry (again!) for not posting recently - homework, revision and novel work had just been eating up all my time. First major exam is on Wednesday, so I'mn revising loads. It's my French Oral Exam, and I always find those nreally scary :S on the same day, I also have a mock history exam and a dentist appointment, so I'm guessing it's not going to be the most fun day ever!

I've found a website that I'm on quite a bit at the minute, called Absolute Write, which is great for anyone who wants to be an author - it's great for ideas and support. I've also said I'm going to join in a challenge to read 100 books this year (Alhough as it's nearly May, I'm aiming for fifty - I started late!) I know I read fast, and quite a lot, but I;ve never recorded it, so I haven't a clue how I'll get on - but I'll let you know! I'm also planning on taking part in NaNoWriMo in November. You may have heard of this - I heard about it about a year ago, but never got round to entering. It's short for National Novel Writing Month, and you basically have to write 50,000 words in November. You enter you're word count so everyone can see how you're doing. Obviously, it's not going to be perfect, but I think it'll be great for getting more ideas off the ground!

Sorry for the brevity of this post, but my driving instructor just rang to bring my lesson forward, so gotta go and wreak hell on the roads! Only joking :) I'm gonna post again soon though, and expad on the stuff I've written about in the last paragraph. Promise!

1 comment:

Molly said...

Hi Becky,

Thanks for posting the address for your new blog. I'm going to have a look once I've posted this comment :)

Good luck with your French oral exam, I'll be thinking of you. I took my Japanese oral exams just a couple of months ago and I was very nervous about them. I think the group orals went ok, but my individual oral wasn't very good as I was really nervous. Let us know how how your exam goes.

I'm going to have a look at the writing website that you mentioned as I used to love to write, though have not been able to do it recently. Good luck with NaNoWriMo in November, I have a friend who has done it before. I'm also finding it really difficult to read at the moment, which is very frustrating, as I love to read. I'm looking forward to hearing more about how your challenge to read 50 books goes :)

Moll x x