March has been a busy month for Jemima Pett as she has been preparing for next month's A to Z Challenge. She revealed her theme this week; pop over to her blog to see what she's doing.
On Saturday she attended the Ely Writers' Day, which was fascination for the range of topics covered, and lots of useful tips. For example, she can become a member of Cambridgeshire libraries even though she doesn't live in Cambridge, and take advantage of their online catalogues for research. Cambridgeshire and Norfolk use different distribution systems, too, so the ebooks listed may differ. As a thank you, Jemima donated paperbacks of all six Princelings of the East books and a hardcover copy of White Water Landings to the library.
Jemima was one of the finalists in the Ely Writers Centre short story competition, and was very pleased to come third in this, her first attempt at a competition.
Preparations are in hand for the Airminded Symposium at Croydon Airport Museum on 16th April. Apart from the new banner we revealed in February, she's preparing displays of her father's photographs, some documents and flying manuals, and some extracts from the books. Booking is now open for this event, you can get a direct link from the post on White Water Landings website, but we've experienced some difficulty with it even so. Tickets cost £35, and include a three-course lunch and a tour of the museum.
All this prep work is to leave her time to focus on writing book 2 of the Viridian System series during Camp NaNoWriMo in April. The focus she gets at Camp to finish 2000 words a day is worth the effort, Jemima says. "It's all about time management, especially with A to Z Challenge people to visit later in the day. I write first, get some fresh air and exercise, then attend to the blogging in the evening. I don't know why I don't do that all the time, really."
Well, you know what they say; if you want to get something done, give it to a busy person.
Next weekend is Easter, so we wish you a happy Easter, Passover, and any other celebration you make.