Category Archives: Books

An Update

Many thanks to everyone for positive thoughts and comments. Nothing definite from the specialist. I have to wait for biopsy results. For myself and my son. Who just went for a checkup. Waiting is the worst. What I planned for … Continue reading

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Manuscript Away!

I submitted my manuscript for the competition – via snail-mail, no less. It’s more years than I like to think of since I submitted this way. It’s a LOT more fuss. Which may be why some (very few) publishers still … Continue reading

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Write and Write Again.

The writing is still going well. I’m pleased with myself for finishing the first draft of my new book – I’ve been stuck in a sea of half-finished manuscripts for far too long! I can always write, I just keep … Continue reading

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Congratulations – It’s a book!

Okay, technically it’s the first draft of a book, but it’s got pages with words on them and everything! 😉 I find it’s quite different going through the printed copy, rather than on screen. I’m writing out the changes, and … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Birthday!

No, it’s not me. I found this by accident. The page is too big to get into one picture. Look at the date of the stamp. One of the shelves on my bookcase collapsed. I should have realised when the … Continue reading

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Left, write, left, write…

My writing is still going steadily. Despite Titch’s efforts to the contrary. 😀 Just putting one word after the other. Not that I don’t have bad days, and even on a good day I often end up with less words … Continue reading

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Mark My Place

I don’t know if I will ever come to terms with e-books. They seem so clinical, and how do you read in the bath? For real books I have a tendency to use whatever comes to hand as a bookmark … Continue reading

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