Happy New Year!
Having put my 'failed' novel behind me, things can only get better! And I do have an idea for another. I'm just waiting for it to reach the point where it will grab me by the throat and tell me to start writing! Another writer has now taken up the Writers Forum Book Deal or Bust challenge, with a monthly column following her progress, so good luck to her.
My 'choosing your writing name' article is in January's Writing Magazine, and I have just heard that I am the runner up in their ghost poem competition (to be published in a few months). Lots of non-fiction commissions to work on, including one about using puppets and another celebrating Fathers Day, so I am keeping busy.
Write Invite continues to provide the weekly timed challenge I need to make me write fiction, and I finished the year 7th in their league table with one win and five second places, so quite pleased with that. I will certainly keep doing it every Saturday for a while yet.
The radio interview was great - I missed its broadcast (I live in the wrong area and nobody told me a date!) but I was able to hear it online. It may even still be there (express fm). They changed some of my music choices, but the interview itself sounded good. And the poetry cafe in the library was a great success with people aged ten to eighty taking part, many reading their own work for the first time. I have been asked to compere another in a different local library in February. I do love my poetry - if only it paid more!!!