Today is Canada Day, paying tribute to the amazing country that I’ve still never got round to visiting. It’s also Second Half Of The Year Day, which rubs in just how much you’ve failed at achieving everything you wanted to by this time of the year, such as visiting Canada.
Still, I’ve actually not done too badly in the last six months, productivity-wise. I’ve relaunched my website, uploaded live and recorded poems to my YouTube channel, started posting pics through Instagram, updated my Facebook page, and I’m still going strong on Twitter too.
On top of that I’ve done bits and bobs with my actual life, but I won’t bother to list them because they have no associated website links.
For the rest of the year I plan to write more poems, perform at a few events, write a scripted video, run some school literacy workshops, and maybe even add a little more to that novel that’s hanging over my head.
Oh, and buy a Canadian Mountie outfit and a hobby horse and trot up and down the street saying “aboot” and “eh?” – that’ll fill up the rest of 2012 very nicely indeed.
Richard Sutherland is the author of 'The Unitary Authority of Ersatz', a quirky collection of short stories and humorous poetry. His favourite colour is Cornish Pasty and he loves the smell of confusion. Richard also writes Twitter fiction; tales within 140 characters. You should follow him, it's what all the cool kids are doing. @Banana_Penguin and @tinyweefiction.