...cos this is what seems to be happening lately. Seems I don't have time to blog more than once a week *even though I have PLENTY of time to Tweet and Facebook and other distractionally things of course* and although the housework (which is a four-letter word) NEVER gets done anyway, time still seems to be slipping through my ever-ageing fingers. Nice image. Wrinkly, papery old lady fingers and... as usual I am digressing.
Anyway... nice stuff happened this week:
Even though I felt crappy - maybe even because I felt crappy on Tuesday, I started subbing 'Grounded', and...
(apart from the lovely telephone call from Ann Agent, which I don't want to reveal too much about in case it *jinxes* anything. Not that I'm superstitious or owt.. never have been, touch-wood) I received a total of 11 requests for sample chapters. Of course some have already got back saying 'not for us' but still, a request is a request - I must be doing something right, right?!
I was also told that I'd been chosen by the Chris Evans BBC2/Hay Festival organisers to help judge the entries for childrens (13 and under) 500 words short story competition, and my bundle of stories will be arriving this week... AND...
I had the pleasure of receiving and reading a new book by Sophie Page called 'To Marry a Prince' which was a lovely, light read and did what it said on the cover. Then I was told I'd won two - yes TWO books... one of which is 'The Hating Game' by lovely writerly friend, Talli Roland - whose blog is FABULOUSO (as is she) and also a book given away BY Talli - such Karma! And winning a book is so thrilling even though it means my piles are getting bigger (of TBR's I mean).
And today, after the momumental kerfuffle in Specsavers with my newly (mis) prescribed varifocals - just don't ask.... I was delighted to come home to a book sent by Publishers Choc Lit, - we do guest spots on Strictly Writing for some of their authors. Only this one came with the added bonus of.... a bar of chocolate... (dark with ginger pieces - which, next to dark with chilli, is my absolute favouritest although I don't know how they could possibly have known... Karma again).
BUT...the cherry on the cake this week HAS to be the 'quick e-mail' from Agent 1 (who is still deliberating on Double History) saying that she's started reading Grounded and said that my writing "as usual is like a breath of fresh air".... WHOOOOOOOP!
I can't tell you how many metres I soared on reading and re-and re- and re-reading that!
I have this rare feeling of things beginning to shift slightly and in a good direction... although knowing my luck it could just as easily be indigestion!