Saturday, 3 December 2011

More good news

I’m going out to a Christmas do next Friday and because my lodger and I won the quiz last year, this time we get to set the questions. It took a while, but I’ve got everything ready. Setting questions is harder than it looks, believe me.
Before that, I drafted my next column for Writers Forum. I’ll put it to one side until Monday then if it still reads OK, send it off.
I had two nice surprises today. First, Marion Clarke from Yours called, wanting to buy one of my stories. It’s a valentine’s day one which means I get to keep my record intact. Since I began writing fiction seriously, i.e. as a way to make a living, I’ve sold at least one Christmas and one Valentine story every year. As it’s December, I thought I’d lost all chance of achieving that, which just goes to show that while there’s hope….
The other nice thing that happened is that the people whose greyhounds I occasionally look after, recommended my services to other dog owners. I answered the bell to find two ladies and a cute little dog standing there. I’m not sure if the price I quoted put them off, but I hope it doesn’t Molly (the dog) seems like a bit of a sweetheart.
Last night I went to a jazz/rock concert at the church hall only to find the heating had broken down. Luckily I suffer from being too hot most of the time so it was no bother to me, but as the church was planning a meal for some elderly people today, I volunteered to loan them three of my heaters. My next door neighbour is a church warden and is always busy doing something or other. They haven’t brought them back yet….
I’ll be stopping work now as it will soon be time for my Strictly fix. I do love that programme. For me, it’s one of the best things about this time of year. Now to quickly nip upstairs to torture my keyboard for half an hour.


  1. What a nice record to have! Congratulations on keeping it intact.

  2. This is the first time that I have accessed your blog. It seems you have chosen the same design that I have chosen for my writing blog.I have a second blog about my life in Brittany.
    I came third in a comp which you won on Vanda's site years ago. That little success has kept me writing ever since.
    I logged on to say that I have just been reading your website (link from Writespace)and was disappointed to learn the age old yearning for a man. I simpathise but when are women going to learn that they (men) are not the answer and they usually bring more problems.

  3. Miow !!

    How negative you are.

    Did you ever hear the old saying 'If you cannot say anything nice then don't say anything at all'