Is anyone else confused? It feels like Sunday to me today but I’m reliably informed that it’s actually Friday. We’ve still got a whole weekend ahead of us! Weird! (But good, at the same time). There must be a name for it (New Year discombobulation?).
Ooh, it was difficult to write that last word because my ‘B’ key broke off the laptop last night and I’m having to press the little stumpy white peg every time I need that letter. I would take a photo to show you but it’s all dusty down there, in the depths of the keyboard and I’m too ashamed. This could be an excuse to buy a new MACHINE! (Because it’s not just the ‘B’ – it’s old!). If any of you have any ‘machine’ recommendations, do let me know!
Hope you had a good Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. Let’s hope all our writing dreams come true (or at least, a bit nearer!) in the New Year.
Here’s what’s coming up in 2016:
1. A FREE writing competition on this blog once I reach 600 followers!
2. On Monday afternoon (or is it Wednesday or Saturday week?) Douglas McPherson is interviewing me by phone for Writer’s Forum magazine, all about my People’s Friend serial win. I’m rather excited about that! (let’s hope I don’t forget and go out…).
3. I’ve sent my writing targets for 2016 to Sally and she’s sent hers to me, so we’re all set for the New Year. I won’t bore you with the details of mine (plus if I reveal them, it feels a bit like setting myself up for failure!) but suffice to say, one of my goals is to write a post a week on the blog in 2016. If there’s anything (writing-related!) that you’d like me to write about, do let me know!
4. On Thursday 30th June 2016, my friend Chris and I will be running a book/literary quiz for the brand new Evesham Festival of Words! More details here.
If you live in or around Evesham and you’ve got some bookish pals to make up a team of 4, please put the date in your diary! We’d love to have a full house for this quiz!
5. And finally, if, like me, you’ve never read Tolstoy’s War And Peace (and let’s face it, who’s got time?), you might want to tune into the BBC’s epic new adaptation, which starts on 3rd January, BBC 1, 9pm (this Sunday!). It is, apparently ‘racy and pacy’ – that’ll do me.