It’s November! And once again, a new month means looking ahead at what I have planned, from the fairly mundane (I have my flu jab this afternoon!) to the magnificent – I turn 27 on the 7th!
For my birthday, my mum and I are going down to London to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – apparently lots of scenes work so much better on stage than in the published script, so I’m looking forward to that.
I’ll also be attempting to take part in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writers’ Month) – it’s an initiative where you try and write 50000 words of a novel in one month (fairly self explanatory really!) I’ve tried to do it in the past but something has always got in the way – little and often seems to be the key though, and if anyone has any tips and tricks, send them my way!
As well as trying to write that, I’m hoping to enter the Gender Medieval Studies essay prize and the Church Times Theology slam – so it’ll be a busy month of writing! Both deadlines are coming up so I need to get a move on!
I feel like this month will be a lot quieter than some of the last few, even if I have a lot of ambitious projects on the go! Trying to pace myself makes it more likely I can enjoy those, though – and going to London next week should be really good! And then it will be Advent and Christmas! (I’m very excited for both, as always!)
I’ve set up a fundraiser for my birthday, raising money for the Brain Tumour Charity. I’ve already made my target thanks to some very generous friends, but I’ll be keeping it up for a few weeks yet. The link is here:
If you’d like to get me something but don’t know what, or don’t want to add to my slightly over-the-top level of possessions, if you’re able to it would be hugely appreciated if you could make a donation to the Brain Tumour Charity. If you’d rather not donate via Facebook, you can also donate directly to the charity.