On Thursday night I attended Writers in Southampton for the first time and enjoyed a talk from the crime writer Peter Lovesey. He went through tips for writers and the information was very useful particularly as I have never considered crime writing but would attempt something after listening to Peter. I have joined the group for the year and they have a speaker once a month with two months off. Hopefully this will prove to be helpful as writing remains relatively new to me and it is another good way of meeting other writers in the local area.
Yesturday I also went to another Writing Buddies meeting which again was very useful. There were a couple of new faces and it was nice to meet someone else also fairly new to writing. I had to admit to a fortnight with little writing done but other achievements to report.
Today I am heading off to the big smoke for a close friend's hen do but next week my work hours are such that I can knuckle down to some real writing!