Saturday, 29 May 2010


Continuing the rewrite, I wrote a new scene yesterday and got to a point where I wasn't sure what to write next. I'm sure that is something that we are all familiar with or maybe not it might just be me. Anyway, I thought that if I left it and came back later it would all fit into place. Not so. I have just edited what I wrote yesterday and have come to "that" sentence and am still not sure what it is I want to say.
So for a bit of fun I thought that I'd ask your good selves. Please complete,
The tea had been made, brewed and partially drunk before Sadie asked....
I can't wait.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Momentous day?

So its a week on from my last post and I'm still waiting. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Personally I've given up trying to second guess and it'll come when it does.
In the meantime what have I been doing? Well I've been working on more rewrites as suggested by the interested agent and I'm very much enjoying doing those. It's like a new book. Also I've just been enjoying having a week away from the day job.
Its hard to get my head around the fact that this time 25 years ago I was just starting labour which didn't end until just before midnight. It was worth it though. Hopefully today will be just as momentous but not so painful. 25 years - that is ridiculous. Where has the time gone? I still remember it like it was yesterday,
Happy birthday Number 2 Son.

Thursday, 20 May 2010


Why is it that the more you want something the longer it takes to arrive? OR is that fact that it's taking longer than last time a good thing? AND when it finally arrives will I have the courage to open it?
So many questions but so few answers.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Just catching up

I haven't visited blogland for the best part of a week and I can see that I've got some catching up to do. There are lots of places that I need to visit to catch up on what's been happening and I'll make a start on those shortly. I just wanted to apologise to anyone that has left a comment and answering those is the first thing on my list.
I haven;t been away or anything exciting like that it's just that I had to work to a very tight deadline which was exciting in it's own way.
However, mission accomplished and now it's time for a nap.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Allas turnaround

Does anyone have any idea what the Allas turnaround time is at the moment? I had a rejection from them some time ago and that took a month. They have had another of my stories much longer than that. This is the only experience that I have of this magazine so I don't know what is normal.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Found it

I re-read the letter from Prima and it didn't say that the letter had been published in "this month's" magazine it said "May's." As this is a magazine I was supposed to have read that surprised me a bit. So anyway, I got May's edition out of the pile waiting to be recycled and sure enough there at the bottom of page 136 (I think) is my letter about dating agencies and the money that is being made out of them. It was a response to an article that had been in a previous edition.
Mystery solved.