I did have a vague feeling that something was coming up! It's very nearly a year since the launch of The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes, and Facebook very helpfully put a memory in front of me a couple of days ago...the moment when I cleared my throat and announced that I had a book coming … Continue reading An approaching bookiversary
Well, tsk. Despite being the sort of person who enjoys measuring and tracking things, I haven't done a writing-progress-update sort of post on here for a while. Not since February, I believe. I've hivered and hovered on what to blog about for a few days now, and having rejected various topics as 'not quite the … Continue reading Bits and pieces: a not-3-month writing review
Well, 3 months has gone in the blink of an eye. It's 2015, Christmas has come and gone (mercifully without any Santa-related mishaps - see Sleigh 1: Elves 0), and here we are in February! Time to review my writing goals...what have I been up to this time? Of the 11 goals I set myself, … Continue reading Jumpers for goalposts: the quarterly writing review
Well, it's been quite a (flash) fortnight. Frenzied story-writing and rewriting for the Ether Books Flash Fortnight Challenge, blogging, and image creation. All in the midst of life as we know it, full of smelly PE kits, loom bands and sniffles. Add an organisational restructure at work into that, and it's a heady mix. Oh, … Continue reading The end is nigh! What did I learn from Ether Flash Fortnight?
Way back in August I posted a blog on how I'd measured progress against my writing goals over the last three months. Well, it's November (how did that happen?) and I guess it's time to have another look. What's changed? Plenty, as it turns out. My goals changed. Instead of worrying about numbers of … Continue reading Weighing it up: the 3-month writing review
At work, I talk about evaluation and evidence a lot: What are the benefits of this project? Can we find a way to measure this? How do we know it's worked? So when I decided to give writing a try, measuring success was one of the things I considered. The original spur was that, on … Continue reading How’s it going? Evaluating progress