Saturday, 11 December 2010

Every Little Helps

I haven't blogged here for a few weeks. I've been trying to leave a few inane comments around just to let you know I haven't died, emigrated or been arrested.

There are several reasons for this. First of all I haven't had anything interesting to say (nothing unusual there). Also, both of the writers' groups I'm in have broken up until the new year so nothing to report on that. In addition I've actually had some proper work to do. We had a training day at the college where I work part-time as an exam invigilator. The resits are coming up in January so there will be a few days work there. I've also managed to get a job at the local Tesco, stacking shelves on the night shift. This is just a few nights per week up until the new year. I've worked nights before when I was an engineer so no problem there. We're kept busy so the time goes quickly. It's a new experience so I'm hoping that I can pick up a few ideas for characters and plots.

I've also been busy writing. I've a few pieces out at agents and magazines and, thanks to all you bloggers out there who keep us up to date, a few competition entries have been posted out. So please continue posting news about courses, competitions and other opportunities. And any advice is always welcome. I need all the help I can get.

4 comments:

  1. Welcome back, Keith! And you don't have to have anything interesting to say to post something (my blog is witness to that!). I'm glad the work's coming in, and that you sound positive. As for advice, I'm afraid mine would be the usual: just keep writing. But the women's magazine market is worth researching, and it pays very well. Do you subscibe to Writers' Magazine and Writers' News? They are well worth reading as they are full of ideas, tips, competitions, etc. Good luck!

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  2. Yes, Frances. I'm a persistent submitter to T-a-B and I do get Writing Magazine. I have a couple of entries to their monthly competitions in at the moment and I had a second place in May last year. Thanks for the interest. The encouragement is as valuable as the advice.

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  3. Good Luck with your writing projects and hope you had a great Christmas.

    Best wishes,

    J

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  4. Thanks, Jarmara.
    You too.
    Happy New Year.

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