NaNoWriMo Day #5

Chained

Chained

After writing a few blog posts and a couple of little poems my NaNoWriMo word count is now at 3140.

Writing today has mainly been updating lists and completing the newsletter for my main project, Independent Bookshops and Publishers, a weekly newsletter about what I’m doing and lists of bookish jobs, events, submissions, and new books.

Today’s photo prompt is taken from an old swing at the place I used to work and is also part of a photography project I’m doing.


I’ve just started a couple of poetry courses ran by the National Centre for Writing, both of which are free and both of which are lead by Aki Schilz.

First Steps in Short Form Poetry: This course looks looks at more traditional short forms, such as Haiku and Landay, then New Ways with Short Form Poetry Looks at looser forms such as Insta and micropoetry.

I had been looking at various courses for a while but a couple of shortish free courses sounded right up my street and more importantly, hopefully suited to my minuscule concentration span that’s developed over the past year.

As I progress through the courses I will be adding the work I do to a dedicated page for each course.