After being such a misery guts in my last two posts, I can report that I’m hanging in here.
Since Christmas I have subbed six pieces, of which three were subbed this weekend. I have also written two blog posts on here (one for Insecure Writers Support Group day) and a further post for the Association of Christian Writers More Than Writers blog, all about blog hops (IWSG is one, of course). Click on More Than Writers tomorrow (Monday, 13 January) to read it. My shortest effort this weekend is probably the most important: a Twitter pitch for my novel, which I will post on Wednesday (15 January), as part of the IWSG novel Twitter pitch.
I had to do all that subbing, Dear Reader, to convince myself that I was still a writer. And – der der – the big news is that one of my flash fiction pieces, ‘An Important Call’, has been accepted by CafeLit and will appear on Thursday, 16 January – after 4pm, I’m told. So chuffed, very chuffed, by that. It’s short. It’s funny. Do take a look.
I am also attempting to follow some of my other new year resolutions. I have placed a moratorium on all seconds at mealtimes, although I did slip up yesterday when we had takeaway curry (my favourite!). I’m also attempting to take exercise every day, even if it’s just a 30 minute walk around our village. My husband, who usually organises slightly longer walks, has a bad cold at the moment, but when he is better we will walk for longer, and my friend Julie – who walks further still – has just returned from holiday. Once a week I am also doing Pilates, which makes my body feel better generally, and especially – let’s get back to writing – my shoulders and neck, which become very stiff from being at the computer.
So hope everyone has a good week. I have my eyes on deadlines for next week and all through January. During the first week of February, I will be marking 900 IT exam questions over the course of eight days – a writer has to live,