Not A Very Festive Ramble Regarding Cheap Bread And Procrastination


Like many others I have decided that a new direction is in order for 2011. I wont dwell on the travesty of a year that was 2010. The past is the past and requires no post-mortem. It’s the future that deserves my undivided attention now. The following may read like a list of well-worn clichés however I make no apologies. They are relevant to me at this juncture.

I am a writer, I am a writer, I AM A WRITER!!! Fear and procrastination be damned, write every day. There are excellent resources out there. USE THEM!!!

http://writeordie.com/

http://www.writelink.co.uk/community/

http://sixminutestory.com/

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/

Just a tiny selection of all the resources you could want (I’ll be adding more along the way).

Secondly, (is that a word???), sod the housework. As long as there’s always a clean cup for coffee and a selection of tinned products for the kids you’ll be fine. As for personal grooming, take a few tips from a seasoned writing professional here

 http://alisonwells.wordpress.com/2009/11/21/10-recession-beating-personal-grooming-tips-for-writers/

If, like me, you have found yourself at the mercy of the welfare state then your finances may be the stuff of nightmares. This can unleash an unending supply of procrastination excuses but, fear not, there are resources for that too. My shopping list usually comprises of cheap coffee, cheap bread, cheap milk, cheap….well you get the drift. Check these links out for starters (and main course, and pudding).

 http://rebeccawoodhead.blogspot.com/2009/03/recession-expression-guide-to-writing.html

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

My final bit of advice is get on the competition trail. Done properly this can be a good source of extra income. OK, I’m not promising millions of pounds here and some prizes are bizarre. However, it’s a nice feeling when the postman delivers you a package (even if it is another eyeliner). I recently won a voucher for a free litre of milk which, in my case, was useful, but I’ve also won various electronic gadgets that have bagged me a few hundred pounds on eBay.

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=72

http://www.loquax.co.uk/

http://www.ukcompetitions.com/

Some of these links may prove useful (they have to me). Or they may not be useful yet lead you to other links that are useful……(oh do shut up Kate).

Anyway, have a great 2011 whatever your aspirations be and feel free to leave me any comments or links that you see fit. Unless they’re for Viagra or dating sites….. or selling me a timeshare in Bognor Regis.

TTFN

Kate XXX

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. RitaElizabeth
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 20:48:44

    Hi, Kate,

    This is actually a quite useful post! Thanks, and a slightly belated Happy New Year!

    Rita

    Reply

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