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12 Nov

For those of you who have added your email address to the Sign Me Up button, you should now have received a copy of my short story Free as a Bird which won the Eileen Gilmour Creative Writing competition a couple of years ago. If my story hasn’t popped in to your in box then you might want to check that I have the right email address – I know one is definitely wrong (Julie).

Also a quick update on where I am with NaNoWriMo – the write a novel in a month extravaganza. This is the first year I’ve signed up so it, and I lasted, well, I’ll be generous and call it a week. But hey, that’s okay. It got 5,000 words written of a little idea that’s been kicking about in my head, and more importantly it’s got me back to the novel in the bottom drawer which has been gestating/fermenting far too long. If I decide to go back to the NaNoWriMo novel then at least I won’t be facing a blank page, although the main problem with the novel I’m reviving is that I’ve got lots of filled pages and I don’t know what to do with them – maybe throwing them in the air and seeing where they land might be a start. Or more sensibly actually getting down to some serious drafting.

On a different note – yesterday was 7 years since I left my job as a lecturer to concentrate on writing – an easy date to remember, what with the minute silence and all. I’ve maybe not achieved everything I set out to do, but I’ve written a novel and a half; a radio play and lots of short stories. I’ve also spent more time sitting in hospital waiting rooms than I had envisaged, but life is nothing if not unpredictable. They say life runs in 7 year cycles, so I’m looking forward to the next one.

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