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Would-be Writer’s Blog – Part 3
Obsessing over Submissions

You’ve worked on something, you’ve fiddled with it until you’re happy and you’ve submitted it for judgement.  Then you wait. Waiting is hard. As much as it can be easy to be blindly optimistic, comvinced that your work has to be better than all the million other submissions that cpmpetition or publication received this week you are aware that are more talented writers than you in the world.  More experienced writers...

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Twit

Did you know you could follow me on twitter?  I’m not desperately exciting on there.  I might brag about what a good cook I am and post pictures of myself.  I might complain about Monday mornings and I might tweet rubbish while drunk but if you’re interested you can find me… @abyirving

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Would-be Writer’s Blog – Part 2
Apathy & Procrastination: Foes to be fought

I am home alone.  My husband out babysitting for his boss while he and his wife are out in london celebrating his birthday.  The plan was for me to spend this evening writing.  We both knew that.  It was my first thought when presented with a whole evening to do with as I chose that I should spend it writing.  I have work to do for Chef Mark Peters.  I really should carry on with the conversion of The HereAfter.  I have a lot of writing...

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Would-be Writer’s Blog – Part 1

I am feeling positive.  To some this may be a relatively common experience but I have learned that my moods change faster than the weather conditions on a Scottish summer day and haze of sunlight cannot necessarily be relied upon to last.   While it’s here however I cannot but believe that it will last forever and while in the mood I may start to make optimistic plans. I have a plan to start an online magazine.  One of the harder...

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