A First Time for Everything.

Hello and welcome to my first ever blog.
In fact this is a week of firsts for me.
I've been intending to write a blog for some time and have finally got around to it, so all being well this is one first for me.
The second first (if you understand me) is going on my first protest. It wasn't a march more of a standing around. Our local hospital, the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, is in danger of being closed. I won't bore you with the politics but needless to say I and many others feel very strongly about this. We went to a meeting at the local stadium but along with many others were locked out when the small meeting room was full.




The crowd were good humoured and friendly if somewhat noisy, but then their intention was to be heard.

My next 'first' was nothing earth shattering but I found very interesting. I joined the local WI.



No, I don't see myself as the next Calender Girl! I was welcomed to a friendly and informal meeting. Yes, we did sing Jerusalem but there was not a pot of jam in sight,  There was, however, plenty of home baked cake.  Our local WI is a large and thriving group.

So, my writing. Where am I up to on that?  My novel 'Resolution' is in the throes of edits, deep and cutting edits. I'm finding it harder than the actual writing of the book. I know some writers love the editing stage. I'm afraid I find it a little soul destroying at the moment. Hopefully that will change as I grow into it and gain more satisfaction from seeing the novel develop.
Cheers!

21 comments:

  1. Glad you are editing. That's the bit I hate. I want to read your novel when it comes out. Nice blog, by the way.

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    1. Thanks for coming by. You'll be one of the first to get a copy!

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  2. Nice photos LOLOL! :-)
    And I LOVE editing, much easier than writing a first draft!

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    1. I know you love editing! I'll have to learn to love it. Thanks for your help getting the blog sorted also.

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  3. As an aspiring writer I look forward to following your blog, Carol. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Get writing never mind aspiring to it!

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  4. Now you have me wondering what your book 'Resolution' is about I will follow your blog & see if you will give us a hint ! Good photos !

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  5. Many thanks for coming by Lyn. Maybe I should start giving some hints about the book, a good idea!

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  6. Eyup, me duck :-) It's only letting me comment from Blogger. I tried from WordPress but it failed. Just so you know I can see it! ;-)

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  7. Welcome to blogland, Carol.

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    1. Thank you Patsy. Fingers crossed it goes well.

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  8. I found you. Wishing you all the best with your blog. Mine is on WordPress and sometimes it is hard to post comments on BlogSpot but I shall try. Good luck.

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    1. Thanks Jane. Another friend said it was hard to comment from wordpress. Never mind its lovely to see you here.

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  9. A huge welcome Carol. What a lovely first blog, the first of many, I hope. Keep going.. And edits ? well ... it works in the end , just part of the process. I'd like to have something worth editing - oh, that reminds me, must get writing... Bye for now..

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    1. Thanks so much Maria. I'm learning a lot from the editing.

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  10. I don't know of any writers who actually enjoy the editing stage. For most of us its rather like cutting off a digit or two. Good luck with the process.

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    1. I think you hit the nail on the head Susan. Thanks. I'll be glad when it's finished, or at least when I think it's finished!

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  11. I'm impressed - so should we expect regular Twitter posts too? :)

    I'm also a little worried by this sudden swing towards social unrest and paramilitary groups. First protests in the street and now the WI! I'll have to be careful....

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    1. Big sis is turning radical in her old age!

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