Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A New Chapter

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I have been a pretty unreliable blogger (both visiting your blogs and posting on mine) for quite some time now. I will not go into the reasons for my absence. However, I have some wonderful news to share. My darling hubby and I have now completed our new surgery/business premises. Leaving work commitments aside, I now have some mental space (!) to do what I set out to at the inception of this blog in July 2008. That is to satisfy a niggling, ever-increasingly reddening, drive-me-mad-if-I-don't-scratch-it ITCH to write my first novel. This annoying itch will continue unless I make a major commitment to my book, hence this announcement. I owe it to myself and even to my darling Mr 8 who asked me recently: 'Mum, when are you going to publish your book?' (...aarm, it has to at least be written dear!). Most importantly though, I owe it to the characters whom I have developed to such an extent that they really do exist for me. I love them, each in their own way.

So the next step: just write. This blog will be my monitor for the book. I will place a word counter in my side-bar to track my progress. My deadline for a first draft is April 1st 2011 (no significance other than the joke being on me if I do not comply). And as presumptuous and arrogant as this may sound, I have never missed a deadline.

Have you made any commitments/resolutions of late?


Moncha said...


Can't wait for the finished product, as with everything you do, it will be spectacular.



Deadlines ... the only way to get anything accomplished because guilt is a horrible incentive.
By the way ... your banner has a building in the 7th arrondissement .... is that where you stay when in Paris?

septembermom said...

I know you do everything with grace and style! It will be great :) I missed you too :) Hugs, Kelly.

Audi said...

An excellent resolution! I have to have deadlines too, otherwise I'd never get anything done. I wish you much success!

Mystica said...

All the best in reaching your goal. Excellent idea to keep a track of daily achievements.

Suko said...

Very exciting news, Mervat! Much success to you!

The Writing Instinct said...

Moncha: Thank you, you are always so sweet x

MEG MITCHELL: While in Paris we stayed in the 8th but hung around the 7th so much. I just loved it!

septembermom: Thank you so much Kelly; your words mean alot. x

Audi: Hi to my friend from one of the loveliest cities in the world (in my humble opinion, anyway)! Thank you for your support.

Mystica: I know I will write, however I just hope I can get that pesky word counter up and running...it is proving a ittle difficult!

Suko: Thank you for your ever-supportive words. Much appreciated.

see you there! said...

I'll be here cheering you on!


The Writing Instinct said...

Darla: Thank you ever so much :)

Houda said...

Yaayyyy!!!!! Glad that you're back!!!


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