I had a little incident this week that moved me so I decided to write about it in my blog For The Hole Inside Everyone. The post is called ‘What a Little Kindness Will Do‘ and it’s about how little things can get under our skin or turn our day around completely.
Well like I’ve said before in my review of 2009 and resolutions of 2010 I have joined a writing group in Copenhagen and we are meeting every 2 months. Today was the first meeting. We each sent a piece of our work beforehand so we could give feedback in the meet up. My piece was the prologue and first chapter of my science fiction series. This is the first time I’ve shared my fictional work outside immediate family and the feedback was really positive.
There was a couple of pointers and one wanted to chew on it a bit before giving feedback as it wasn’t her usual genre, but the general responce was that everyone wanted to read more and felt the characters were believable (the pointers I did get was also really useful too). I can’t say how much of a confidence boost this has been, but not only that; I got to make 5 friends today and I feel there is a great group dynamic that could prove a fertile breeding ground to help me make the next step up in my writing life. I even did a bit of networking by giving my calling card to a couple of people with my website etc.
Today I felt for the first time that this could be real. One of the ladies was an experienced journalist who had written for TV, radio and newspaper/magazines in a number of topics. She gave me the best compliment which was that she thought it worked as a concept and that she could see no reason why it couldn’t be in print. I have to say I’m over the moon (and, of course, compulsively wrote about it since its my nature heh)
Hope you all had as good a weekend as I have 😀
Well it’s 2010, a new year, a new decade. After doing my Close the Year 2009 yesterday I’ve now done my intentions or resolutions for 2010, what I’m aiming for and what I would like to see happen over the course of the next year.
My post is on my blog For The Hole Inside Everyone and it’s called Start the Year: Resolutions 2010.
Hope you had a great time last night!
Peace, Niamh xxx
GODT NYTAAR! / HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I’ve just published my annual Close the Year review for 2009. This is something I began last year after I started publishing my resolutions in 2007. It was a nice way to look over the year and see what I’ve achieved and what I want to let go of. I can quiet easily forget the things I’ve accomplished so this is a way for me to remind myself of the good I’ve done in the year.
You can see my review at my blog For The Hole Inside Everyone called: Close the Year: Review 2009
Have a great time tonight, I’m waiting for the ring of fireworks to start around us (last time then went on until about 1am!)
Peace, Niamh Brown xxx
I’ve had some time to do a few updates that I’ve been meaning to do to the Niamh Brown Central website before the holiday kicks in (as I want to spend it on writing and not web stuff). I’ve removed the Passion For Poker section because my writing focus has finally shifted back the the science fiction series I’ve been writing for the past decade. I’m also going to be joining a writers group in Copenhagen next year, so I decided to remove the poker blog for now.
I’ve also reinstated some of the work I had done when I had the (premium) CafePress Store for my photography. I’ve pulled out the ‘insane world’ product line and it will be in a separate store to the photography work once it’s back. You can see my new Writing Store here. I’m going to be updating the photography site during 2010 so this should be the last update on the niamh brown central site for a while.
I’ve also added the Links section I mentioned in my last post to the main menu for quick reference and removed some links in my blog For The Hole Inside Everyone and put them in there so they are in one place.
I plan to spend christmas and new year writing and I will be posting my annual close and start of the year posts at the end of the month. See you then 🙂
Peace, Niamh xxx
Just a quick post to say I’ve made a few updates on the Passion For Poker poker blog recently about where things are going right now. Also I’ve created a new blog post from The Hole Inside Everyone called Ageism Works Both Ways about an experience I had yesterday out in the city to do with disability prejudice.
Anyway that’s all for now,
Take Care Folks!
…if you do you might be interested in my latest For The Hole Inside Everyone blog post: Why Fatigue Is An Isolating Force. Even if you don’t have Fibromyalgia or ME you may still want to read it, as we all get overworked from time to time and many of us have social anxiety disorders. It’s also in relation to how fatigue can keep us apart, how much effort relationships can be and why some of us opt to be hermits instead.
Anyway if your interested please check it out here: Why Fatigue Is An Isolating Force
Peace, Niamh xxx