Somewhat quiet on the writing front at present; giving more time to reading. When I last blogged, our cat Minnie was in strange mood, very picky with food, making a racket all night for attention. For months if not years we have been unable to get a full night's sleep, but did everything we could to make Minnie comfortable. Now, however, after several really difficult weeks we have had to say goodbye. Hard to get used to a quiet, empty house after 18 years, and I'm keeping my head down until I'm out of the mope zone.
Even so, I've just had a very short piece accepted for Members News in Writers' News magazine, and also a letter for Sainsbury's magazine. The Southern Daily Echo printed my letter bleating about being nearly mown down by cyclists on the pavements of The Avenue - I just want them to call out 'bike coming' if they are rushing up behind pedestrians. Haven't had the mental energy for rewriting my Millie the Detective book, but plan to attend a local talk by a children's author and her publisher.
If anyone wants to start a campaign, how about 'save the semi-colon'? I've always found it to be appropriate in writing fluent text, but think I'm in a minority.
More blogging in due course when things settle. Thanks for reading this.