Monday, 7 February 2011

Life's Experiences

Well that's it for the time being. My 'proper' employment has finished until the middle of May. I'm referring to my stint as an exam invigilator at a local college and the temporary job I had at Tesco in the run-up to Christmas. And these two jobs could hardly be more different.

I love every minute I'm involved in the exams. It's a sixth form college so it's the students' choice to be there and the atmosphere is great. My other job at the supermarket was physically demanding and I don't think I've ever worked so hard in all my life.

Anyway, the point is, with such diverse environments I'm hoping to pluck a spark of inspiration from the two experiences and inject it into my writing.

I've actually had two pieces of good news this week. I came 3rd in Nottingham Writers' Club autumn short story competition and I've just found out I've been accepted in the 100 Stories For Queensland charity anthology. I think I'll celebrate with a bag of crisps from my favourite supermarket.


  1. I was so pleased to recognise your name on the Queensland list. I just celebrated with a bag of Quavers. Mind you, I have a bag of Quavers every day so perhaps I should have one extra!

  2. Hey that's wonderful news, Keith. If you subcribe to Writers' News post it in their members News. You can email them the details. I'm pictured in this month's with my husband in our Goth outfits after I told them about my story being in the English Heritage Book of Short Stories.

  3. Congratulations, Keith! You must be very pleased.
    PS what flavour crisps?

  4. I hadn't seen the list until you mentioned it here, Joanne. But now I've used my wife's Facebook account to link to it. Wow! A few well-known names on it.

    I don't subscribe to Writers' News, Jarmara, but I have a free copy given in the latest Writing Magazine. I rifled through it as soon as I read your comment and there you are! I hope you go on to greater success.

    Frances - just plain. I'm saving the smokey bacon for the Booker Prize.

  5. That's great news Keith! Double congratulations :-)

  6. Thanks, Teresa. I always appreciate everybody's encouragement.