Today is the last day of November and I just wanted to write a brief post to tell you about all the exciting things I have in store for BLOGMAS 2018. I am very excited to be doing my first Blogmas and you can be guaranteed that I shall be writing about a great many different topics in the run up to Christmas. December is going to be incredibly busy for me. Not only is there the run up to Christmas but as a family we also have my daughter’s twelfth birthday to celebrate and numerous events to attend from parties, literary events and of course Christmas itself. Christmas can be difficult for us as a family, as this year on December 16th, we will mark the fifth anniversary of my brother’s death.
I really enjoyed the discipline of Blogtober this year and it was a great learning experience for me as a blogger. I didn’t plan anything. I just sat down every morning to write a minimum of a thousand words and just saw where my writing took me. I have learnt that whilst writing everyday is a great discipline, it can sometimes help to be organised, even if only as a back-up. I have thus semi-planned my posts for December. So what can you expect to read?
I have partnered with some great businesses and artists to bring you a gift-guide for Bronte lovers – with just the odd hint for my husband, although he is actually pretty good at gift buying! I will be writing about the film premier I attended in Manchester of the Frank Sidebottom and Chris Sievey documentary. On a serious note I am going to talk about my battle with anxiety, which I have suffered from since I was very small. I will be writing about Christmas when I grew up in the seventies and I shall also be talking about the many wonderful experiences I had with ballet. There will be some ideas for books to read, plays and films to watch. In the late 1980s the magazine, Marie-Claire, used to publish at the back of the magazine, a brief guide to the lives of famous people and I used to find this section particularly fascinating. Therefore I have decided to do some biographies of people that I admire in the same vein as my previous posts on Judy Garland and Serge Gainsbourg.
I shall also be having the odd guest writer or two and if you would like to submit a post for inclusion then please feel free to do so. It is going to be a busy month and I can’t wait to get stuck in. As always I am so grateful for all your lovely comments and the support that I receive for my writing. 2018 was a momentous year for me as I finally stopped procrastinating and finished the first draft of my novel. I also started this blog.
I hope you enjoy Blogmas and please do call back every day!