Snuggle up and take a sip of your favourite beverage – it’s coffee time!
Thanks for joining me at this late hour. As predicted, my day has been spent researching and studying a period in history with a focus on the historic text and literary works covering events and the attitudes of those involved. Exciting as it is to immerse myself in the task, I’m glad to take a break and catch up with you.
How has your week been? Some of my favourite bloggers have been sharing their posts that they’ve entered into the Bloggers Bash Competition. Have you heard about it yet? It’s not too late to enter your story or post; click here for the rules and how to enter.
Yesterday, I woke up feeling one of my rare flashes of motivation and energy to get some writing and studying done. It has become less frequent since procrastination moved in two or three years ago. When these flashes happen, I try to take advantage and get as much work done as possible before the fire burns out and I’m left with my usual trickle of energy. Do you get flares like this or are you a constant burner?
In my Writers Club, I’m prepping the children for another Young Writers competition. This time it’s a diary entry and boy, has it produced some very funny stories! By allowing the young writers to express themselves freely, they sometimes get carried away with rude names for characters or extremely violent slapstick that borders on the not-so-funny rather than rib-tickling humour. It opened up a conversation about how a writer changes his or her writing style according to the audience he or she wants to attract. Teaching them to think about their audiences’ reactions to certain names or physical actions gives them a good balance on how far to go with dirty humour. Let’s see if they come back this week with a well-gauged piece of writing that will keep their audiences amused without being offensive.
On the home front, it’s not long to go before our moving date. I’m not flustered about it but would prefer not to have a countdown. I hate waiting for things to happen because I know Sod’s law usually steps in just before a planned event with a nasty surprise.
Apart from that, I’m looking forward to the move and will move furniture to my hearts content whilst driving the family crazy!
Thanks for joining me for a quick cuppa and catch up. Let’s hope it will be at an earlier time next week! Until next time, enjoy your week ahead.