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Good-bye for Now

Today is exactly one month before Christmas. As always at this time of year I’m taking a break from Pieces of String but I will return in 2020 and, if you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure I’ll still be adding things there (probably in the sporadic way I do now).

I want to take this time to wish you a safe and love-filled end to the year, whatever your faith and wherever you are in the world. So many wonderful things have happened during 2019, but I also feel it’s been a year of conflict, many of them conflicts about how people feel we should act now, for the future of our world and species. I’m hoping that next year we are all able to find more common ground, peace and co-operation.

I hope Pieces of String has helped in some small way to encourage you with your writing. An art like ours truly helps people make sense of the crazy world we live in, as well as giving us a voice, and it’s worth pursuing even if it’s only for our own wellbeing.

If you are Christian, I wish you a very happy and safe Christmas. If not, I wish you a very happy and safe end to your year. Thank you to everyone who has joined me here at Pieces of String. There will be a couple more posts this week but otherwise, see you in 2020.

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Taking a Break

Ugh. I’ve been all over the place with my poor blog in the last couple of months. It’s like a middle-child, loved but over-looked. Luckily it’s not a real child because that analogy is a bit depressing (I’m a middle-child myself). But seriously, my husband got very sick (not scary sick but still, really really sick), my youngest is readying himself to begin school next year and my eldest has been having a few small issues with a boy at school. So, I’ve been distracted.

With all this in mind I’m going to take my break early this year. I usually knock-off from the blog on December 1st and stay away until February 1st. Christmas and summer holidays coincide here, neither of which is conducive to productive writing. I’m stealing a few extra weeks.

So, until the New Year, I hope you stay safe and well. If you celebrate Christmas I hope it is a magical and peaceful time for you, if you don’t but you celebrate another religious festival I hope it is equally as wonderful for you. And if neither thing is your thing, I hope you just enjoy passing from one year to the next.

Next year I’ll be back with more writing tips, more two-sentence stories (of which I hope many will be yours) and more general chattery (which is not a word but I wish it was).

Lots of love,

Wendy.

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Summer Break…

I’m going to be taking a break for December and January. Of course, when I say break I’ll still be working on my novel, looking after my kids and everything else that goes with life. But I’ll be taking a break from Pieces of String.

When I come back there’ll be more tips for young writers, more book reviews, more blog posts and, I’m hoping, monthly writing competitions.

I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

Lots of love…

Wendy