One of my Christmas presents was a Mslexia Diary. I had never heard of them, but they are an organisation for women writers. The Diary is amazing, lots of quotes and ideas, and tips, and pages to keep track of your work, and blank pages for your writing. It has inspired me to do more, and think more, and keep track of my thinking.
To my surprise, I have already written a poem - I haven't written poetry for years, and I just got an idea for a cryptic first line, and I was away! I'm not ready to share it with the world just yet, just with those I trust, but it's a start. I'm also making good progress with The Kestrel. Part 1 is finished, and I have someone reading it for me. I have started re--writing part 2 and been gratified to find that the Captain's first speech reveals all the things I have hinted at in part 1 - even though I didn't check it while I was writing.
I have also decided to revisit something Christian I wrote a long time ago and never finished. In light of the errors creeping into the church these days, I think it is even more relevant than when I started it. It's called 'Blinded by the Light', and deals with the errors we can fall into, even when we're saved. Things like superstition, and looking for magic formulas. I'll keep you posted.
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