Goals For The Week

Before I begin, I’d like to wish all of you NaNoers good luck with the coming writing month! I was thinking of taking part as a first timer but I’ve got such a busy month ahead and didn’t want to put myself under too much pressure. So, again, good luck and I look forward to reading about all the progress.

I’ve been quite productive this week. I am still going ahead with self pubbing my poetry so I’ve had to think about the front cover. Im not exactly the arty type so reaching into the deep recesses of my mind, searching for what leads me, what inspires me and then capturing it visually was proving to be somewhat frustrating. After an enlightening conversation with the man, an image of a coffee and cigarette came to mind. Now, I don’t smoke anymore but once upon a time this would accompany the coffee as I wrote. Especially when I wrote poetry. So I played around with some images and even lit a cigarette so I could take the photo. All in the name of art of course 🙂 (I haven’t smoked in 5 years and even though I didn’t inhale, my mouth tasted bleugh for an hour or so afterward).

Anyway, now it’s just a matter of shopping it to make it look as I want – think black and white, bawdy coffee shop, faded blurry edges…..you get the idea. I’ll post a photo once its done 🙂

As for my other goals – it’s the usual. Writing, researching and reading. Not loving the new Kathy Reichs book to be honest but I’m battling on. The idea behind the story is good but this time, there is way too much medical jargon. I feel like Im reading a Wiki on forensic anthropology. I’m not putting it down though. I won’t 🙂

I will be back on Tuesday night for Open Mic Night and now, every Thursday I will be putting a post up on a random thing that may have inspired me that day. I feel I’ve neglected my little blog a bit too much, so 4 posts a week it shall be 🙂 I haven’t come up with a title for the new blog day so if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them. Theme is inspiration, imagination, stuff like that.

So, everyone, good luck with your goals this week, and once more – third times’ the charm – good luck NaNoers!

About Virginia

Writer, reader, crossword puzzler and conspiracy theorist.

5 Responses to “Goals For The Week”

  1. Thank you! I’m doing NaNo! You can find out my progress on my blog! 🙂


  2. What a great idea for your cover, Vee! I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with. And yaayy! for the self publishing route! xoxoM


  3. I love the idea that you have for the cover of your poetry collection, and I can’t wait to see it!
    I am doing Nano again this year (wouldn’t miss it–it’s just too fun. :)) but I’ll be sure to check in on the new Thursday post. I can definitely use a bit of inspiration in my week!


    • Thats excellent Kirsten, all the best with this month 🙂 I have to say, a part of me wishes I had done it too. But honest to goodness, just such a busy month. Also, my final exams are in just over a week so I have that to focus on too. Hopefully next year 🙂
      I already know what I’m going to write about on Thursday – it’s something that has been inspiring me for the past week or so….which is how I got the post idea to begin with 🙂


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