Sunday, 5 February 2012

Fabulous February - Week 1

I mentioned in my post of February 1st that I had taken up a challenge set by Julie Phillips that I will do something positive connected to my writing every day through the month. I officially named it Fabulous February.

It really has been a great week as I have planned what I wanted to do each day and feel that I have done so much in a short space of time. I think this is because it was planned, realistic to my time constraints and I enjoyed every moment of what I was doing, that is an important factor as none of it felt like a chore that had to be done. I wanted to spend the time doing what I enjoy and that is writing.

Friday I had a nice surprise as even though I was at work, I managed to get some legitimate time in work hours for being creative.

I am the official Newshound for my office which means I have to sniff out the good news stories, write them up and send them in. I was delighted to find out on Friday that one I had sent had been published in our regional newsletter.

Saturday, we got snow. It started around 11.00 am and continued all day. For once it had worked in my favour as I didn't have to get anywhere. I took myself up to my little writing den and did some more illustrations for my non-fiction book, worked on a short story and did a lot of reading - absolute heaven!

Sunday, here I am writing on my own blog and reading other fellow blogger's posts. It's a great time to catch up and see what other people are doing. I also want to research some possible markets for an article that was rejected a few days ago. I refuse to give up on this particular feature but as it is time bound I have to work fast if I want to get it published this year.

So that was my first week of Fabulous February. I plan to be just as productive every day for the rest of the month and hope to achieve some positive results.


  1. What a fantastic start to February, Di! Well done!
    Julie xx

  2. What a fabulous start to your week - let's hope this coming week makes it a Fantastically Fabulous February!