Bless. It’s a bit of a David and Goliath match. No-one of course, expects him to win but at the moment I’m just willing him to get a game! Or a couple of points in a row would be nice.
He’s a local lad, too. He plays at Warwick Boat Club, not far from me. When I went on my tennis holiday in May (yes, the one in which I sprained my ankle, which still hasn’t mended completely), there was a big group from Warwick Boat on the same holiday (sadly not Marcus, or I could have claimed to ‘know’ him!)
Whoops that’s the first set over. I’d better hurry up or the whole thing will be finished before I’ve written this.
But what the heck? He’s making the most of the opportunity and he’s going to get £50,000 just for reaching that far and playing! (I might be prepared to make a fool of myself on Centre Court for that kind of money).
Anyway, enough of that. Here’s the latest news from me!
1. There’s still time to enter my FREE ‘random word’ writing competition, which closes on July 12th. Full details on the post before this one. I’ve had 8 entries so far…!
2. The last part of my People’s Friend serial has been published today!
3. Tomorrow night, my friend Chris and I are running a book quiz as part of the Evesham Festival of Words. Eeek! We have 8 teams booked in and we’re hoping to get a couple more on the night. Although we’ve run quizzes for a few years now, at Writers Holiday in Wales, this is the first time we’ve done it for money (a little bit of money). Yes, we’ve turned pro. But when you turn pro, it puts the pressure on! So I’m a bit nervous but I’m sure it’ll be fine – and fun!
4. I’m going to be a guest on the lovely Wendy Clarke’s blog on Sunday!
5. And finally, I have discovered that The Scottish Book Trust has a great website, full of tips and competitions. Here’s a post for example, on ‘writing around the 9 to 5‘. And every month they run a 50 word writing competition, with categories for ‘all ages’ or under 18s.
The prompt for this month (and there’s a photo – you could use it as a general writing prompt if you don’t want to limit yourself to just 50 words) is: Write a story about swimming…
And given the awful weather out there today, that’s pretty apt!