Thursday, 22 December 2011

good news

Both my writing pupils have had successes, just in time for Christmas.
One has had a win in a Writers’ Forum poetry comp, and the other has sold a story to Fiction Feast. I’m so happy for them.
I’m especially happy today as my two favourite dogs are here overnight. It really is such a pleasure having them here, I’d do it for free. That said, it’s quite difficult to type with a dachshund on your lap.
I’m making good progress with Saving the Inner Child now that I’ve made up my mind what to include. I’ve decided to insert much of the previous book I wrote about my life (A MOTHER’S LOVE: HOW I LEARNED TO LIVE WITHOUT IT) as it sums up where I was, and how much difference the new therapy has made. As I’ve been rereading it, I can sense my despair on every page.
Now I’ve added so much content I need to go through the whole book again, before adding more about the therapy itself. The plan is to have it ready to submit to agents by the end of January.
I’ve just been to my last crossword class of the year as there isn’t one next week (boo). It’s become one of the highlights of my week which just goes to show the state of my social life. Room for improvement, as they say.
Now to have a cup of tea and get a few more kisses and cuddles from Woody the best little dog in the whole wide world.
Almost forgot to say - I have a story out in The Weekly News. They've used three this week which is great.


  1. Oh, I bought The Weekly News today but haven't had time to look at it. I look forward to reading your story!

  2. Congratulations on both the sale and your progress with the book. I look forward to reading my SIGNED copy x

  3. Well done Linda. Have a good Christmas.