It has to be said that there is something about getting an assignment finished for my journalism course and posting it off that gets the creative juices flowing again. I've said before that I've struggled with finding the time and the inclination to complete this course. I started it last October and I'm only on Assignment four of fifteen! Having no deadlines is one of the problems, I think!
I haven't been as enthusiastic about my article writing as I usually am for a while now and I think despondency had set in which had led to inertia. All that changed last night. I had the good fortune to go and watch some local morris dancers who practice just up the road from where I live at the local school. And what an experience it was! They were great and I managed to interview one of the founding members who had come up from Devon. I'm going again next week to get more interviews and, hopefully, some photos.
I'm well on my way with assisgnment four, of which an article about the morris dancers will be part of. I just have to get my priorities back into sync and push forward with giving more emphasis and importance on my writing rather than some of the other stuff in my life that I can afford to either let go or put on the back burner. Prioritising what we want in our lives is a big part of our writing. Life will always get in the way and if we want to be published it's up to us to make the best of the writing time we have.
So over the next 2.5 weeks before the schools break up for the 6 week's hols I shall be finishing off assignment four and pitching more articles - I also have four short stories that I need to edit and send out. Busy, busy, busy! I'd rather have a lot of writing ideas and a couple of projects on the go than none at all, though!