I’m still here – and still being BUSY!
What’s to add to the blog I posted last week?
Quite a bit, actually:
During the past four days I’ve attended the AGMs of two organisations of which I’m secretary (the creative writing group and the Glossop Concert Society) and written the minutes of both meetings and circulated them. Gold star for me!
The play-writing course remains excellent – and challenging. I have to tackle the latest piece of homework this weekend. Help! (At least my creative writing homework is done – this week’s was quite easy.)
This evening I’m going to a storytelling session in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, about an hour’s drive from here. Never been to this venue before. New adventure! Whether I’ll tell a story remains to be seen. It will depend largely on whether I’m invited!
Re the “52: loves” compilation (see my last blog but one), Yolanda has just told me sales are increasing and reviews are coming in to Amazon. Opinions seem very positive, which is not surprising because the standard of contributions to the anthology was high. Get yourself a copy and enjoy it – the download is cheap (I mean inexpensive)!
My friend Nicola Worswick is instrumental in a scheme called “Life You Choose”, which is aimed at helping people with moderate learning disabilities to achieve things everyone else believes to be beyond their capacities. Nicola and her friend Ken are producing/directing a short “spooky” film, with a local setting, in which all the actors will be their “disabled” friends. I’ve agreed to take part – apparently I’m to be interviewed by one of the actors as an expert on local history and folklore. This part of the shoot is scheduled for next Saturday, so I’ll be able to report on it in my next blog. What a brilliant venture, and what a privilege to be able to support it!
And some day I hope I might get to write a bit more of my novel…