It’s been a long time since I’ve written a blog post and it may be an equally long time before I write another. It takes me a while to get blogs just right, and even then I worry that I might be falling short of the high standards set by the blogging community. When I’ve had time to write this year, I’ve tended to focus on creative writing. I can write a poem in a shorter space of time than it takes me to put a blog post together.
It’s been an eventful year. My writing got off to a good start when I found out that I’d won a competition in January. I then lost my mojo after having major surgery and it took me months to get into the swing of things.
In July, we went to Canada. It was a child-centric holiday, which we Munchkin loved. We started off at Niagara Falls, then took her to Canada’s Wonderland theme park before flying to Vancouver Island. We spent a couple of days in Victoria, which wasn’t at all how I remember it but I still love the Royal BC Museum. The city is busier than it seemed on previous visits and I was on the verge of panic every time I tried to drive. After a night in Nanaimo (I love Nanaimo bars) we spent a few days in Ukuelet, which was nice but not entirely suitable for someone with a disability. We then made our way to Cambell River, where my family live. Munchkin loved meeting her great-aunt and cousins for the first time and can’t wait to go back.
Munchkin is the other reason I’m not so keen on blogging now. She has become a competent reader and it’s only a matter of time before she finds my blog and starts asking questions. If I continue to blog, I’ll have to be careful how I represent her.
I seem to be developing a ‘back catalogue’ of poems and short stories so I’m hoping to submit some of these soon. In 2019, I’m considering attending some kind of novelists’ workshop in the hope that I can kickstart the time travel novel that I’ve been tinkering with for ten years but haven’t been brave enough to write. Hopefully, if or when I next decide to blog, it’ll be to tell you about a writing success.
I’m publishing this without photos but might edit it to include Canada pictures when I find time.