June has been a stressful month. A lot of assignments to complete, and the adjustment in my schedule due to finishing college. I’m slowly getting back into writing, and planning my summer activities. I’m feeling the need for change, and a strong pull in the direction of writing and creating all sorts of things. I want to do something meaningful with my life. Yes, I need to make a living, but I don’t want making a living to be my life. I just have to work out how to get to where I want to be.
Writing really picked up in the second half of the month. I’ve had good days and bad days, as usual, but I’m back to working on the second draft of Into the Unknown regularly, and I’ve started writing some flash fiction again as well.
Also on the topic of writing and flash fiction, I’m planning on releasing a second collection of flash fiction. It’s early days, but I have a lot of pieces to choose from, so I’ll have plenty of choice for a theme. 🙂
- Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
- Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
Interesting Internet Finds
Writers and publishers trade blows over plummeting author pay levels – an article by the Guardian newspaper in the UK – I have a lot of thoughts on this topic, I just need to find time to write them down.
Publishers are paying writers a pittance, say bestselling authors – another article from the Guardian on the same topic as the one above.