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Sunday, 28 February 2010
Well, well - the third mushroom rears its tiny head above the compost. That's breakfast sorted for a week on Tuesday, then.
Another enjoyable meeting of Southampton Writing Buddies on Friday, with lots of progress of members' projects. I have made a pitch to a magazine about a psychology-based feature, and submitted a short story for a (paid) detailed critique to see where I might improve this side of things. Also submitted a short story to The Weekly News.
Finished reading The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson - a former Richard & Judy summer read (didn't notice it was when I bought it from WHSmith). Entertaining but not what you'd call deep. About to start Kate Mosse's Sepulchre which is very long. Trying to keep supporting actual bookshops rather than buying through websites - but books on jellyfish are hard to find.
Lovely visit to son, daughter-in-law and two granddaughters in London on Saturday; they cooked a great lentil and cheese dish (we're all vegetarians).
Writing a blog seems very self-indulgent, but within a few days I am hoping to be able to insert into mine some information about my writing CV. It's quite long .....
I've had writing published since early teens, mainly non-fiction but more recently poetry, flash fiction and stories. My two children's books starring Millie the Detective, and my dark short story collection - Bottles and Pots, are all available in paperback and as ebooks. I have two blogs - one about writing and other things, and one on vegetarian cookery. I've been vegetarian 40 years, and always a keen cook. Have run a veg cookery course and won many prizes for original recipes. Successful dieter, with my own system.