When I started this blog in 23 February 2013 I had certain aims:
I had in mind to raise my writing profile and also to reach out to the Far Eastern Prisoner of War researchers in the hope of finding some of the families of the men who served with my father. I have letters from relatives of these men. I also wanted a sort of notepad for thoughts about fiction and for updates about my publishing hopes and woes. I will inevitably talk about my passion for opera and my current reading and keep a diary of progress and plans in the garden and mark my development on the Lindy Hopping front. Lastly, I suppose, I should update my non-progress on relearning the piano.
After six months I wrote:
I don’t think my writing profile has risen. I have made contact with WWII researchers, but none with the relatives of my father’s men. I have posted some thoughts about fiction, but I see that some major concerns have never made it from draft to publication (drafts headed ‘Guilt’ and ‘Writers’ responsibilities’ are unpublished). Reading, opera and gardening, especially the latter, have had lots of my attention. Lindy Hopping and Piano have disappeared. I still Lindy Hop, but the piano is gathering dust. However the crucial factor is that I have not been working on my writing. I write posts using snatched moments and garden and run the house etc much of the time. As I wrote my first novel in snatched moments, I can’t pretend this is not writing time. I must now return to the three manuscripts.
After eighteen months I wrote:
I have republished my second novel Unseen Unsung (Threadgold Press 2008) as an ebook and I am in the process of publishing my third novel, Border Line, which will be available on December 5th 2014. I have started moving the material from my website hilarycustancegreen.com to my WordPress site, so this will change a bit.
It is now coming up for two years see aims 2015
And another year has passed see aims 2016
The years roll on see aims 2017 for recent progress