Monday, 4 October 2010

I want some time off!!

Not quite sure where that weekend went but it wasn't my most productive one.  I helped Lolly move her belongings into storage ready for her to leave her flat on Saturday.  Only one more move left (this month) and then hopefully the heart palpatations will stop and I can take some well earnt time off.

Friday was good, I got my reading anthology from the OU for my 'Start Writing Fiction Course' which starts at the end of the month.  It's been a while since I paid for it and as a result I'd kind of forgotten about it so it was good to receive something to get me feeling a bit more animated. 

No rejections to report (thank you editors) this week although all bar one are with Jill Finlay at The Weekly News.  One of which I posted nearly two months ago now.  I usually get a rejection response after a month so not sure if it's a good thing or she's just very busy.  I posted my crime story to Cecilia at You, South Africa.  I don't know how that will go as I've never read the magazine but I had a look on their website  Cecilia is on holiday until 22 October so my story won't be picked up by anyone until then.  I shall just forget out that one for now. 

On a final note I went into Boots for my lunch and was surprised at the things I saw.  With that in mind I shall leave you with this final thought:

81 sleeps, 11 hours, 8 minutes & 57 seconds till Crimbo!!!!

Tis very exciting as by then I shall be cool aunt Lily :-)


  1. Christmas! Our first at home (actually in the apartment) in Thailand!

    Good luck with the OU course. I'm a bit jealous. Enjoy.

  2. Best of luck with your OU course and with your submissions.

    I can't believe Christmas is racing towards us, again. Argh! I've got 17 coming for lunch on that day. I shouldn't moan, as I always enjoy it.

  3. Christmas! Groan.

    Best of luck with OU. I'm thinking of doing same course next year so will be good to foolow your progress.

    warm wishes

  4. Best of luck with the OU course. A word about You magazine though. It used to be the case that you never heard from them unless they were accepting what you sent them but they might hang onto it for AGES before taking it on so be prepared for a long wait. Fingers crossed.

  5. Yay for Christmas and Cool Aunt Lily.

    Oodles of luck with the course and subs.


  6. Thanks Jenny, I can't wait to get started (although have to get a move date first)

    Debs - thank you. 17, wow - you're the original Domestic Goddess!!

    Bluestocking Mum - thank you. I'm starting end of Oct so will keep this blog up to date.

    Colette - Thanks. Ahh I had wondered but to be fair I've exhausted all avenues with this story now so I guess I can afford to leave it for a while. Thanks for the heads up.

    Suzanne - lol thanks. I cannot wait. Thank you xx