You might have noticed that I had two 267’s. Now, if it had been 2×167’s I wouldn’t have bothered to change, but these were close enough that it was worth changing.
In my mind, it wasn’t a mistake to start this exercise. I didn’t know if I would go full term, I still don’t know, but every day I do this brings me closer to finishing properly. Probably one of the most important questions to ask is; am I enjoying it as much as I expected or hoped to before I started this? I don’t think that is an unreasonable question to ask at this stage. I have never questioned that I wanted to do this. I continue to want to do this. Not because I have to do it, because, yes, I am enjoying it. Now, there is no denying that I have had a couple of hiccups, and there have been a few times when I have sat down with no idea as to what I was going to write.
I think it’s time to consider whether there might be any lessons to be learned from this. I think the decision, made quite a while ago, to provide a weekly cycle of themes. That has certainly helped me, and also allowing myself to go outside those themes has given me flexibility to write about what I want.
But I think I still need something else. There are two aspects to this, I need to work on integrating my locality project in to my writing. I’ve written about locality before, and am not going to do so here, except to say one thing. That is to really do my locality thing, I need to get out more and do the area. That means travelling. And that has not been an easy thing over the last year. I am hoping that things will get easier, and that I am able to get out. That would certainly add fuel to my writing.
The second aspect is Gosport, and as I suggested earlier this week, a focus on the history of Gosport. So, I am going to try things. Let’s see how it goes shall we?