Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Good news

I have a couple of bits of good news to report.

1. Shiny new laptop seems to work as it should although I'm struggling to get used to the cursor being in a different place.

2. Last night I sent off the article that I had commissioned and today I received an email from the editor saying that it was just what she was looking for. I am so pleased because I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to get it right. But apparently I did.

11 comments:

Olivia Ryan said...

Brilliant news Colette! I'm so pleased for you about the article - congratulations! xx And of course about the laptop! I got a new one for my birthday last September - a bright red Dell - and although I love it, I still find something strange happening with the cursor when I work in Word. It seems to keep jumping about the text, very annoying - I assumed it was just me.

Colette McCormick said...

thanks Olivia. My cursor is just the same and it is VERY annoying. Really chuffed about the article. The editor says she'll keep me in mind for other articles so fingers crossed there'll be more. I really enjoyed doing the research.

Olivia Ryan said...

How weird about the cursor, Colette. Is your laptop a Dell too? Maybe I'll see if there's a Help page on the internet & find out if anyone else has the same trouble.

Olivia Ryan said...

Just Googled 'Dell laptop cursor' and got loads of results - lots of forums where people are complaining about the same thing! Just about to go out so haven't got time to read all the suggestions but it seems to be a common problem so I'm thinking maybe I'll take mine back to the shop while it's still under warranty, and make a fuss. It's SO annoying, but till now I just assumed it was me doing something wrong! x

Colette McCormick said...

Now that's interesting. Thanks Olivia I'll keep an eye on it though to be honest it's been okay today. It is still early though so there's plenty of time yet.

Karen said...

Fantastic news about the article, really well done :o)) And now you have a shiny new laptop to write even more of them on!

Colette McCormick said...

Cheers Karen. As I've had - well will have when they are published - 2 articles in the same magazine, can I put "regular contributor" on my CV? Any news from the agent yet Karen?

LilyS said...

Congratulations on the article. I bought myself a net book last month and am still getting used to the keys. I do love it though!!

Colette McCormick said...

Cheers lily - I actually REALLY like my shiny new laptop now.

Suzanne Jones said...

YAY for the new laptop

And DOUBLE YAY for the sale. Well done.

XX

Colette McCormick said...

Double Yay indeed Suzanne. Cheers.