The ROW Check-in that never was!

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As you may have noticed, I have not checked in for ages! I haven’t blogged for ages and this isn’t really a check-in either. In the time I’ve been away, my beloved cat Widget has died (boo hoo), I have been selected to go on Mastermind, I have been to Ireland and visited my parents and my sister has finally set a date for her wedding. Also, I sent Emily Swann off to an agent where it was promptly rejected! The rejection of Emily Swann and the death of my Widget upset me greatly and so I retreated from the writing world for a bit.

I do have periods where I stop writing, usually when I’m upset but I always wander back into the fold eventually. I’m not working on any particular project at the moment. My specialist subject for Mastermind is Sitting Bull and so I’m reading and taking notes on his life like mad and as I’ve always wanted to write a book about him, the plan is that when Mastermind is over I can use all the research I’m doing now for that.

Goals; what goals? My goal at the moment is to get through Mastermind without making a fool of myself and that’s all for now. But enough about me; how have you guys been getting on?

ROW80 Check-In 13/01/2013

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Well so far so good, sort of!  For a list of my original goals read here.

Progress Report.

1.  I have been getting on very well with my numerology book.  It’s turning out to be longer than I thought but I’m on course for finishing at the end of January.

2.  Epic fail.  Have not only been buying more books but went to the library and got a load out so now I have to read them before they become overdue.  The ‘To Be Read Pile’ just keeps growing!

3.  My sister is reading Emily Swann and she says she’s about two-thirds of the way through and she seems to be enjoying it.  She’s a historian and so far she’s only spotted one anachronism.

4.  Have cut down my Facebook time a bit but probably not as much as I should have.  Still waste lots of time every day sharing photos of cats!

A Poem For My Sister

My sister is going into hospital for an operation on her hip on the 24th October 2012 and although I’m sure everything will be fine, you can’t help worrying.  I’ve been thinking quite a bit recently about my relationship with her and so this poem is for you, sister of mine!

Title – Sister

What strange things to share; blood, DNA and parents.

I have known you my whole life.

I cannot imagine what life would be like without you.

There have been times when you have seemed overbearing and bossy,

But other times when I know you are the best friend I’ll ever have.

We share so much more than just an upbringing;

We share each other’s hearts.