Apologies for being so quiet in the last few days but I’ve been up in Scotland and the Lake District, chasing the rain (or so it seemed), while ‘the South’ had all that sun! Aaagh! Never mind, it was lovely – as always – up there, despite the weather.
I have posted off the books to Keith and Ivor this morning (the prizes in the mini saga competition) and I’ve just got time to give you a little update on my ‘Magazine Madness’ project.
Those of you who have been following me for a little while will know that I set myself the challenge of writing to a different magazine each week, for the whole of this year, in an attempt to get into print and, hopefully, to win some lovely prizes.
Nothing much had happened… until NOW! In the last three weeks I have had the star letter in no less than FOUR magazines as follows:
Golf World – I won an electric golf trolley worth £300 for my cheeky letter (which I’m amazed they printed!) about how golfers need to get sexier!
Best magazine – £50 for the star letter about William and Kate’s recent tour of North America
CHAT magazine – £25 for the star letter commenting on an inspirational story in an earlier issue
Buzz magazine (the Sun’s Saturday TV supplement) – a Vodaphone Smartphone worth £75 for a letter about how much I’m enjoying ‘Tonight’s The Night’ (that’s a TV programme presented by John Barrowmann, for those of us sad enough to be in on a Saturday night!) That letter was a bit of a cheat, as I’d already written to Buzz earlier in the year and this was an ‘extra’ one.
I also had a set of (lethal-looking) knives in a jiffy bag courtesy of House Beautiful, who I assume must have printed my letter about viewing people’s houses (and what a mess they sometimes are!) but as I haven’t managed to see a copy of the magazine, I don’t know whether it was a star letter or just an ‘also-ran’. (I assume it was August’s issue – but maybe July’s. Does anyone have a copy and if so, could you check the letter page for me please?!)
But anyway – five wins in just a few weeks, so I’m feeling chuffed and inspired to write more! If that’s inspired you to write some letters of your own, have a look back at the posts listed under ‘Magazine Madness’ and you’ll find details of how to submit.
I’ll be posting again soon about the letters I sent out in July.