Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Lunch with Julia

A not so bad day at work today - managed to get the first draft of the Steering Group minutes out for proofreading, and also got ahead with agendas for some of my early May meetings (April being virtually written off due to Easter closure etc). Also a lovely writers' lunch with Julia, one of the UniSWriters' group. Great to talk about books, reading and writing to someone on the same wavelength. She also had some good suggestions about creative writing books, particularly with group exercises in - which is always useful for the group.

Leisurely evening - was nose-deep in the new Emily Barr - "Plan B" - which was great. I couldn't put it down and have now finished it. I love her work - light and easy to read, but the characters and situations are gripping. Why can't more people write like that? I shall look forward to her next one.

Later, it'll be the concluding part of the "Dalziel and Pascoe" Amsterdam story. They do seem to have gone a bit odd, in terms of character and plot, but it's light relief and they're still worth watching.

Also, had a couple of positive comments on my work currently on the UK Authors (http://www.ukauthors.com) site and the Writewords site (http://www.writewords.org.uk) - which always makes me feel more positive. Goodness, how up and down this life is.

Anne Brooke

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