Wednesday, 7 December 2011


It’s been another bitty day where I’ve had to do lots of annoying little jobs, without feeling as though I’ve achieved very much.
Over the past few months, I’ve been trying to enter the Writing Magazine comps because I enjoy writing to a set subject and one day, they have to let me win, don’t they???
I suddenly realised I hadn’t done the latest one with a 14/12 deadline.
The theme was sci fi and as I happen to have a sci fi story which I’ve never managed to place anywhere, I decided I might as well send it off. Of course it had to be made to fit the required length. After that, I invoiced my first 2012 dog boarder, designed some flyers to hand out to people, advertising both my talks and the dog holidays. THEN I finally got to finish the NAWG judging when the short–listed entries that had requested crits were posted back to me.
I took a huge bag full of envelopes to the post box earlier today, so people should be getting them back soon.
The most fun I had to day was trying to decant my antidepressants into other capsules so that I can gradually reduce the dose. I ended up with most of the medicine in the bin, but after a bit of trial and error, managed to get the job done. I now have gradually decreasing doses to take for the next three days. After that, I will have make some more. That way, I should be off them well before Christmas, AND avoid the side effects.
Right now, it’s pouring with rain which is trying to become sleet, the wind is howling and it’s properly cold – it seems that winter is definitely here.


  1. Sounds to me as though you did get a lot done!

  2. I received my critique back today thanks Linda and if I had been critiquing it myself, I would have said the same thing - took too long to get going, but okay once it did. I suppose the lesson from that is that you shouldn't send anything off unless you are completely happy with it.

    Glad things seem more positive for you. Not much you can do about the weather though.