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writing by Gail Aldwin and other authors

I’m back!

on April 26, 2015

After three and a half weeks in Australia, it’s taken some determination to get back into the swing of writing. Jet-lag, the election campaign and the volume of tasks and activities I’ve undertaken since January have all played a part. In order to sort myself out, I’ve written a progress report which I share with you below. Here’s hoping I can get my act together and reach those deadlines.

Tasks undertaken Progress to date Next steps
Novel: How to be Brave Full draft with reader from Romantic Novelists’ Association for feedback Final draft, proof read and ready to send out
Screenplay: The Hostel First full draft completed Second draft ready for final training day on 17 May 2015
PhD: Transfer paper Full draft submitted to academic supervisor for feedback Final draft for submission in September
Material for 4 one-to-one sessions with publishers and agents at the Winchester Writers’ Conference Covering letters and sample material drafted Finalise and send submissions by 28 May
Entries for Winchester Writers’ Conference competitions Drafted entries for the following categories: short story, flash fiction, first 3 pages of a novel, one page outline of screenplay. Finalise and submit before 15 May
Toastmasters Public Speaking First speech prepared and delivered Second speech to prepare and deliver  20 May
Gain fluency in Spanish Some knowledge of tenses On-going practice


As a reminder that my holiday only ended a week ago, here are some photographs:IMG_0311

Rainforest walks

Rainforest walks

Sunset at Uluru

Sunset at Uluru

4 responses to “I’m back!

  1. suesteph says:

    Oh for goodness sake Gail – stop putting the rest of us to shame….however, I have written 3,000 words since Friday and filled my garden refuse bag this afternoon…!

    • gailaldwin says:

      That’s a lot more words than I’ve managed to produce! I spend my time fiddling at the moment…oh and making lists of the things I should be doing.

  2. Cathy Randall says:

    Gail – you are clearly Superwoman! I don’t know how you do it, to quote a phrase….

  3. gailaldwin says:

    Being slightly bonkers helps.

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