This year, like the few before it, has been tough for many, and next year might continue this theme. As far as my writing goes, I’ve been up and down. For months after I finally finished the first draft, was struggling to really get into the editing flow. More recently I’ve taken the bull by the horns and got stuck into fleshing out the storylines and timings for each of my main characters, making sure they have real and understandable development.
And I’ve been astonished to see I’ve hit over 10,000 views on the blog this year! Thanks to everyone who’s been reading and commenting. Although I’ve cut back on the number of times I intend to post to refocus on my book, I hope to still deliver fun and interesting posts about writing, places linked to famous writings, and inspiring places to visit.
If you’re interested in what people have been reading on the blog this year, here’s a quick rundown of my most-read posts:
Top Writing Posts
- 5 Signs You’re A Writer
- 5 Ways you can “Write” without Writing
- What To Do When You Hit Wall With Your Writing
- Writers and Insomnia – Friend or Foe?
- 6 Bits Of “Bad” Writing Advice
Top Famous Writers’ Posts
- Follow in the Footsteps of The BFG – Roald Dahl’s Grave, Great Missenden
- Beren and Luthien – J.R.R. Tolkien’s Grave, Wolvercote, Oxford
- Seeking Sherlock – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Grave, Minstead, UK
- Agatha Christie’s Grave, Cholsey, UK
- Aldous Huxley’s Grave, Compton, UK
Top Inspiring Places
- The Architecture of Antoni Gaudi – Future Fairytales
- Jacek Yerka – Imagination And Intricacy
- An Unexpected Tour – Winchester Cathedral Crypt
- A Grim Reminder Of Murder – Combe Gibbet, UK
- Following Famous Writers around Reading – Oscar Wilde and Jane Austen
Have you read them all? If not, dig in and tell me what you think.
Now it’s time for a small breath and a break at least. Time will always march onward no matter what we’re doing. So, whatever you’re doing for the holidays, whether you celebrate or not, I hope you have a warm, peaceful, and enjoyable festive time.
And may your writing flow like wine, brandy sauce, or gravy!