a few cool things have happened the last 10 days since my last post besides only playing Skyrim in the flat.
I had a writing seminar with one of my favourite authors – Maggie Steifvater. It was five hours of learning about her writing process which has honestly inspired me to get back more into my own writing. She discussed plot, characters, and pacing.
I have a really bad habit of working on a manuscript and then reaching a point where I have the story finished in my head but not on the paper and I get bored. This has happened with a 70,000, 40,000, and 20,000 word manuscript. tl;dr: I have commitment issues when it comes to writing and going to a writing workshop with one of my favourite authors helped me a lot.
But! I have a urban fantasy novel (about 10,000) and a futuristic sci-fi (about 40,000) which I’m working on right now and I’m really excited about them.
Yummick X-mas Dinner. This year the EUMC headed out to The Advocate for a nice dinner and then out for a evening of dancing and debauchery. It was the last Christmas dinner with all of us together so it was a little bittersweet. For those on facebook you can see the album there.
Hozier in Glasgow. Ellie, Caitlin, Sophie and I took the bus over to Glasgow to see Hozier at the O2 Academy. I love smaller venues because they make for a much more intimate show. I’m big fan of being able to actually feel the drums through the floor and the speakers hitting your chest. If I’m going to shell it out for a concert – I’d prefer not to be in the nosebleeds. Seeing Hozier in a smaller venue and being near the front was incredible. Cha girl got taken to church.
So yeah other than that I’ve been doing a bit of Christmas shopping and then it’s back to America in a few days time.