This week I've been inspired to pursue new creative writing opportunities! Thanks in part to...
- The latest issue of WQ - particularly the profile on author/illustrator Katherine Battersby
- A fantastic blogging workshop I attended, by award winning blogger Erica Bartle (a.k.a Girl With a Satchel)
- A visit to Brisbane's new digital-culture centre; The Edge - a hub that welcomes the creation of new possibilities.
And what better way to welcome new opportunities than...
to get rid of the old!
The big archive box at the back is filled with old drafts of my first novel and a whole pile of other writing that didn't make the cut. That thin folder at the front...that's the cut. That's what's left of my writing that I think has potential.
So what made the cut? Of the four short stories I wrote for my short story challenge, I'm pursuing one. I also unearthed a few pieces of parenting creative non-fiction, including a piece on silent reflux. Aside from the medical side of reflux that My Child Magazine (Issue 16: Autumn 2010) covered 'silent reflux' is often the story never told. Yet, it was the one thing I wish I'd had access to. I've often been asked to write about my experience and only now feel I have the distance to do it.
Along with editing my Nano novel, my writing routine now includes time dedicated to developing these pieces. Although hectic, I'm excited to be expanding my creative world and discovering new possibilities.