Hobbies, Writing

Pent Up Energies

Tomorrow I want to do things. Actual things. Tonight I’ve just scrolled endlessly through my Twitter feed and changed my Facebook profile picture and cover photo. All this has, coincidentally, amounted to very little.

I want to change this.

So I’ve made a list and I want to stick to it! If only to stop me checking my Twitter newsfeed every five minutes.

1. Go for a walk

I want to go for a walk through the woods, across farmland, or simply just walk somewhere near the sea. My creative energies are all pent up right now and I feel like a walk – alone – will help me get what I need. Ironically, perhaps getting lost in the woods will help me find what I need right now, creatively.

2. Write a fresh post

I am guilty of not posting here as regularly as I could. Whether I write about my day, post a picture I took out on my walk, or tell you all about my new writing project I’m taking on for Camp NaNoWriMo, I want to do more. I don’t want to just let this blog die.

3. Write 1,000 words


Here’s the tricky part. I’ve signed up to Camp NaNoWriMo again this year (which I am insanely thrilled about) and want a head start in the game. So I’ve promised myself to write 1,000 words of my novel, even if it’s a load of dribble. At least it’s something, right?

4. Do some work for Cornish Story


I work for an online publication called Cornish Story magazine. We celebrate all things to do with Cornish culture. Although we have an academic background, we are always looking for fresh material on any subject from anyone who’s passionate about Cornwall. So if you’re looking to submit to us, just drop me an email! My email is emily@cornishstory.com. We’re really friendly, I promise.

And voila!

Of course, if I could get some more research done for my dissertation (which is on cowboys and country music, y’all!) then that would be marvelous. But, you know, I don’t want to take on too much.

Until this is done, I don’t feel like I’m going to be a very happy writer person. So I guess I’d better get started.

13 thoughts on “Pent Up Energies”

  1. I hope you manage to get out and about today, I would love it if you took a look at my blog, I write about all things Cornish πŸ˜ƒ thanks

    1. Thank you! Just looked at your blog; it’s so inspiring! I love it. Do you think you would consider writing an article for Cornish Story? Your work fits into it really nicely. But no pressure!

    2. Well anything on your blog looks like it suits pretty well! If you wanted you could submit something similar to this sort of thing. As a contributor we would encourage you to have free reign over writing something on a subject you like, just as long as it’s to do with Cornwall!

      Or we could simply transfer one of your posts over to the magazine website where we would – of course – credit your work and provide a link to your blog if you would prefer.

      Just let me know if this is something you’d like to do! Like I said, no pressure. πŸ™‚

      1. Hi I would be really delighted if you decided to use some of my posts on your website πŸ™‚ as long as its linked to my blog that works well for both of us. I tend to add content at least twice a week and all my posts are related to Cornwall in some way. So if you’d like to share them let me know, I will be happy to get more people reading my stuff and getting some feedback!! Thanks πŸ™‚

    3. Fabulous! We aim to publish on the first week of each month, so I will definitely let you know when your post is up there. Would it be okay to use the post you wrote about the mermaids? I loved reading that one.

    4. Hey. Was just wondering whether it’s still okay to use one of your blog posts (most likely to be the mermaid one) for Cornish Story. We have published most of our articles in the beginning of this month, but a couple more need to go up (including yours).

      If you’re still keen, would you be able to tell me the name you want published alongside the article as the author, and a short description of yourself. You can see an example on this one – http://cornishstory.com/cornwall-connections/

      Thanks! And hope you can still do it! x

      1. Hi there, yes that would be great! My name is Elizabeth Dale, as for a description how about : I am Cornish born and breed with a passion for all things quirky, interesting and historical about the beautiful county that I live in.
        Hope that’s ok! πŸ™‚ As we discussed is it still ok to link to my blog?
        I am excited to collaborate and thank you again! πŸ™‚

      2. Yay! Thank you, that’s fantastic. It will be published some time throughout the week and I’ll definitely make sure a link to your blog is added too.

        You are a star! πŸ™‚ x

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