This time last year, I was posting about my 'A Line A Day Poem'; since then the living room's been quiet. But as I promised then, I have spent the year drip-feeding individual lines of a story to Twitter, eventually creating a whole piece. Like the poem, it wasn't at all thought-out, and often lines were hurried; I didn't look back over what I'd written nearly often enough. Honestly, I haven't read the finished product back at all yet... I enjoyed the process more than I did with the poem - although I executed it badly, I enjoyed the process of developing characters and finding a narrative. Somewhere along the line, I'll try to edit it into a story I can be proud of - or perhaps I'll just explore the idea in a different way. But either way, I'm pleased to have finished the experiment. If you're interested in reading the story from beginning to end, you can find the thread here. Don't expect gold though: what this is is a healthy mound of straw waiting to be spun into something more valuable.
2016 also saw the completion of my photo project 'A Sense Of...' which explored the senses - sometimes literally and sometimes figuratively - through daily pictures. 2017's project is 'Moments of Light', which you'll be able to find on Instagram.
And I’m going to continue ‘A Line A Day’ this year too: I’m going to attempt ‘A Line A Day Play’. I don’t really write plays, so this will be a particularly interesting experiment! Follow me on Twitter if you’d like to see the next experiment unfold!