September

With this month drawing to a close, I thought I’d update those who care to read on what has been a very busy month. I’m back in Nottingham, back to the student life of lie-ins followed by mind-crippling work- broken up by wonderful friends and Sims 3. (I have to relax sometimes 🙂 )

First, the most fun I’ve been having while at home- making things.

I couldn’t stop after just one, could I?

I made my first puppet quite a while ago, bored and needing to make something for my sister for her birthday. She studies drama, so I thought ‘Why not make a critter for her to practice her lines with?’ Having just learnt crochet, it was not enough to make a regular sock puppet. I wrote down the pattern as I went, and am working on producing it to sell on etsy once it is perfected.

(Ignore the photographer’s shadow, we could not get the right light for several days, then I had to go to uni.) I do think the puppets look good together.

I’ve also been doing a little costume making for LARP (live action roleplay) hobbyists in Kent. In true drama-queen style, my sister said ‘This is what you should be doing!’ and that my costumes were of a professional standard. I have to say I enjoy the process of creation, no matter what it is. Often I end up making strange toys and delights for birthday gifts. I only hope I can continue forever, but it is not necessarily what I want to ‘do’. Maybe as part of a whole range of activities?

And the writing front? A short story I’m working on has now grown to 3785 words and the whole story isn’t written down yet. I’ve been ‘puddling’, and will fill in the gaps in the narrative later.

I’m waiting t hear back from NAWE about a critique service they will be running for free (yippee,) as I hope to get some more opinions about a book I’ve been working on. Should I continue? How can I improve? I’m hoping they can tell me.

Today I applied for various online article writing positions, having been prompted by Angela (a lovely lady on my course) at http://www.heartofglassmagazine.com/ (which is now sadly closed). I’m definitely interested, but between LGBT, recipe, political and feminist, I’m not sure any take my fancy enough to write on that topic alone.

Not only would I like to continue with a SMALL online  literary publication of my own (http://fledglingwriters.wordpress.com/), but I have an idea for a webcomic I would like to pursue. I’ll write some script and see where that gets me. If I’m still interested, I’ll draw a few pages, if that works….who knows what might happen.

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