Tuesday, May 16, 2006

At last! The parcel arrives ...

A miracle has indeed occurred. The Cards Made Easy flyers have at last arrived - though I did have to go 4 doors down to collect them, as they were delivered yesterday to the wrong address. Sigh. The same address which refused them before - but this time must have taken pity on me, thank the Lord. The flyers (for "Pink Champagne and Apple Juice") are okay, but not worth the effort I've had to put in actually to get them. Cards Made Easy aren't a company I'll be using again. And I don't recommend them either.

The rest of the day has been fairly lazy. It's a day in lieu, which means I have to go in tomorrow and Thursday instead. Double groan. I should have been getting loads of writing done, but my stomach upset continues and instead I spent the morning asleep on the sofa. This afternoon, managed to do a little of an email story I'm writing for Writers' News (http://www.writersnews.co.uk) but not as much as I'd have liked. Also the gentleman who yesterday emailed me about what I'd charge for a short story still isn't giving me the background information I need to deal with the request - so I've given him advice on self-publishing, printers and marketing, and also how to make the request clearer to other writers - as what he's saying ain't helping me any!

Shopped in Godalming later, and brought some detox tea and some detox bath oil. Hope to be a new woman by sunset. Hah! Some hope.

Another couple of chapters of "Thorn in the Flesh" turned up from my editor (http://www.jbwb.co.uk) so have sorted out the issues there. And I've had a very positive review on the same novel from the You Write On (http://www.youwriteon.com) site, which is reassuring.

Tonight it's another Goldenford (http://www.goldenford.co.uk) meeting to minute - hope it's not too long, as I could do with yet more sleep. Not to mention feeling better. How I hate having to be out in the evening and, goodness, what a stick-in-the-mud I'm becoming. There's a surprise. Oh, and it looks like no bank holiday Shakespeare for me either - as "Antony and Cleopatra" is fully booked for the next 2 or 3 months. So my holiday plans are rapidly slipping away. Got quite tearful about this earlier on and threw the info away in a fit of pique, but feel too exhausted to make the effort to find somewhere/something else.

Oh, and I've just finished Nick Hornby's "A Long Way Down". A marvellous, deep and real novel - no matter what some of the strange reviewers on Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk) may think - what are they on?! The best Hornby's done so far - read it. But don't be in a state of misery when you do - as it may not help.

Anne Brooke

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