Goals, Dreams and Resolutions: April Into May

Goals, Dreams and Resolutions:  April Into May
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There was no fun-filled and relaxing Saturday had by me yesterday. By 7:30am I was in the office working, my last official task before a lovely week off to myself. I’ll make up for that, though, as I’m heading into town shortly to stoat about the book and record shops, grab a large cappuccino with chocolate-filled pastry and have a read of today’s paper.

The first of May arrived with cold rain and I got soaked making my way into the office. The day dragged and as the afternoon wore on I kept reminding my colleague the building we were in closed at 4pm so if our work wasn’t complete by then we would have to move to another.

We received the sign off at about 3.45pm and so began packing up and chatting about the rest of our weekend. On the way out we discovered the staff doors were closed and we were locked in! Thankfully, I knew the way through the trade entrance and so were able to make it back out into civilisation.

After an early dinner I accidentally fell asleep on the couch. I prepared my GDRs (past and present—both below) and did a chunk of reading, then watched a film—The Return—not the best.

Probably the best news from today is the late equalising goal scored by 10-man St Mirren means they are now almost a certainty to stay in the SPL and not be relegated. Another season in the top flight, which after the season we have had proves we don’t deserve to be anywhere else.

The download statistics came in from yesterdays PSH Poetry Free-For-All in which I had two books available for free download for 24 hours:

SILLY POEMS FOR WEE PEOPLE VOL.2 – downloaded 55 times (joint 5th)

SELEKTION – downloaded 52 times (joint 8th)

Thanks to everyone who downloaded copies. Don’t forget you can buy a copy of SILLY POEMS by clicking on the banner at the bottom of this post, or download SELEKTION for free from my website.

Here’s my GDR thing—I’m rolling April into May so there’s not much of a review following it:

Monthly GDR Review

Fiction
* Complete writing BACCARA BURNING – done
* Final edit of GREENER IS THE GRASS – IP (9/15 chps)
* Renew myself with GATECRASH – move to May
* Write at least one new short/flash story – not done
* Re-submit any rejected/recalled short stories – done
* Submit more fiction/poetry competitions – done

Poetry
* Write at least one poem per week – not enough written
* Launch SILLY POEMS 2 (SP2) – done
* SP2 Publication & launch – done

Editing
* Stay on top of RR submissions – not done
* Start preparing for June ‘10 issue – not done

Freelance
* Get some gigs to review for NotW – none through
* Keep up all websites updated and relevant – done
* Photography client updates pending – done; several uploads
* B&B client renewals – done
* SDR May issue – not done; late submission

Reading & Learning
* The Kenneth William Diaries by Russell Davies – IP
* On Writing by Stephen King – IP
* The Butt by Will Self – done
* Suggs and the City by Suggs – IP
* The Fall by Albert Camus – done

Monthly GDR Plan

Fiction
* Complete GREENER IS THE GRASS
* Begin re-writing of GATECRASH
* Write at least one new short/flash story
* Re-submit any rejected/recalled short stories
* Submit more fiction/poetry competitions

Poetry
* Write at least one poem per week

Editing
* Stay on top of RR submissions
* Start preparing for June ‘10 issue

Freelance
* Get some gigs to review for NotW
* Keep up all websites updated and relevant
* SDR May issue

Reading & Learning
* On Writing by Stephen King
* Suggs and the City by Suggs

Peace and out!

Silly Poems for Wee People Vol.2 by Colin Galbraith – Click here to order

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About Colin Galbraith

Thriller author, music fan, St Mirren fan, fluff chucker, rabbit tamer, outstanding fake faller. Loves cannoli.
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