Hello you…

Hello Dear Reader,

It’s been a while since I just said Hi!  Whether you’ve been reading for a long time or you’ve just stumbled upon my blog today, I welcome you, and thank you for coming along for the ride! I hope you have enjoyed/will enjoy reading my words…

The past couple of months at Honest Speaks has been mostly Free Write Friday and 100WCGU entries, with just a couple of poems thrown in. While there’s nothing wrong with that, I felt it was time I started ‘talking’ to you a bit more. Whether you’re new here or have been reading a while, you might want to head over to my ‘About me‘ page, which has been recently updated…

So, what news..? Well I’ve got a few ‘projects,’ on the go but none of those are that interesting (yet) so I won’t bore you with them here… However, some of you may remember that I launched a new parenting blog, ‘Mothering Mushroom,’ a while ago and perhaps you’re wondering how it’s going? (If not, you might want to skip the next paragraph!). Mothering Mushroom is now six months old and I’m enjoying writing about family life and recording Mushroom’s milestones there. I’ve also made some great friends – some of whom I know also read Honest Speaks (hello, you!). If you have a toddler (Mushroom* is 18 months old so that’s my focus) or are simply interested in reading about family life, you might want to head over there and have a look around.

And finally… If you’ve been following me on twitter, you’ll know that the big news is my novel. That’s right. I have started writing a novel. In the past I have had many ideas about what I would (or ‘should’) write about but none of them have really held my attention for long enough. This time, my idea is definitely ‘the one.’ How do I know this? Well, for one, I am very excited about it. Mainly though, I know it’s the one because I feel that even if nobody reads it, I still want to write it.

I know this book isn’t going to write itself quickly. In between work, childcare, this blog, Mothering Mushroom and various other commmitments, I am quite ‘time poor.’ I need to make time to write it. Quite a lot of time. This means that there may be less blog posts over the coming months. However, I will try to continue to post at least once a fortnight and you still can catch me on twitter. I won’t be sharing my draft on this blog but I will post updates every now and then to let you know how it’s coming along.

Ok, that’s quite enough about me. What about you? How are you..? Yes, you!What exciting projects are you working on? Do share below – I’d love to hear from you!

*Mushroom is not his real name. Just in case you were wondering.

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