If you buy the latest (February 2015) issue of Writers Forum, which looks like this:– all lovey-dovey with a heart on it – you’ll find me in there.
Firstly, I’m the winner of the Newsfront section (which accepts short news items – under 200 words – on topics of interest to writers). The winner each month receives a year’s subscription to the magazine. I submitted my 2 pieces on 23rd December, when everyone else was probably wrapping presents, so I expect there wasn’t much competition this month!
They also award a year’s subscription to the Star Letter of the month and Simon Whaley, (FOTB – friend of this blog), won it this month. He’s talking about his letter here and how letters (as I’ve told you lots of times too!) can be the springboard to other things..
Now, sit down for this bit.. I’m also ‘starring’ in the penultimate page of the magazine.. yes, the ‘Where I Write’ slot! You may remember this post back in September, when I wrote, “I don’t suppose I’ll ever make an appearance on those illustrious pages of Writers’ Forum…” (and so, I created my own little ‘where I write’ piece).
Well, the universe, (in the form of Phil Barrington, who writes that column for Writers Forum), heard my plaintive cry (and blatant hint) and has put me in there! Yippeee. I am chuffed. And it just goes to show, if you don’t ask, you most certainly don’t get..!
PS: And on a very different note, did any of you hear the Graham Norton interview with novelist Marian Keyes on Radio 2 on Saturday? It was great and if you missed it, you can listen to it here. (Marian Keyes has sold 22 million books! Impressive!) Interview starts 29 mins and 25 seconds in.
And now, enough procrastinating.. I have to go and do my tax return. Aaaagh!