June wasn't exactly the rip-roaring month I was expecting, but in many ways I think it's for the best. There were some reality checks and I've really buckled down on assessing my priorities and developing a workable strategy. I started a Patreon to help support my writing habit as well as subsidise Itchen to Write so that I can offer workshops very cheaply or for free depending on the support levels. Currently, Itchen to write relies on donations for its meetings, and the workshops have fees. I'd like to eliminate those because I'm a filthy socialist.
Sue me. Become a patron. Or buy me a coffee.
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I've got a lot of projects going at the moment, most are in the startup phase, so hopefully once the foundations have been laid, I can reveal these in their neat little schedules. But I'm really excited about developing new material!
I'm still getting back into the swing of making regular reading time. It's a bit strange that it's so hard, because I always enjoy it when I do. A bit like going to the gym, another thing I've not done in a long time.
However, we're getting down to the wire time wise, as I may be starting a new job soon. More on that as and when (and if) it happens. A nice deadline like that is usually really good for my productivity, and I've got an exciting TBR pile to work through. So I think it's fair to say I'll get several reviews out this month!
I've been rapidly growing as a poet, including developing poetry workshops and a short poetry course to offer. My current thing I'm into is found poetry, which I plan to start sharing on my Instagram, so follow now to avoid missing out!
You can also expect to see a greater focus on self-published material from me, and I've been laying the groundwork to really diversify my online presence and build a solid fan base, so y'know, watch this space!
And of course, if there's anything you'd like to see here, let me know!