Well, hmmmm. My writing retreat has not been as easy or as smooth as I’d hoped – but I have started (or should I say, I have now found the right place to start – after several thousand words!)
I’ve edited my daily video blog from the last 5 days into one short film. I’ll let the film show you the ups and downs of my retreat (including a visit to the A&E department of my local hospital). I apologise for the quality of part of the film which I had to record on Google Hangouts : it didn’t work that well!
Whilst I am returning to my writing bunker tomorrow, I’m also starting a new 25-day series of adventures. The Big Renga project launches tomorrow, so I’ll be back to my daily adventure-reporting habit 🙂 .
Well, listen. I know I said I wouldn’t be back until the 20th, but I’m breaking “radio silence” now because the blog post on the 20th would be so long that I decided it might be better to give you an interim report before then.
I know I also said that I would edit all my video-blogs into one film, but if I did that, it would be a full feature-length film! So I’ve decided to post each vlog separately (with the exception of the 5th and 6th day which is edited into one film) in this post 🙂 .
So, here’s how it’s been going ….. (there are 5 videos in total 🙂 )
On Day 1, I learn how to create drop capitals in Word
On Day 2, I learn how to format a book for self-publishing
On Day 3, I get clear about the purpose of my book (and suffer a bout of “writers’ block”)
On Day 4, I learn all about the history of haiku poetry
On Day 5, I seem to be back in my flow … only to realise on Day 6 that I need to get some perspective (and so I take a ginko walk)