Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The Gawain Quest

Shopped this morning to stock up after the Easter extravaganza. Another festival over, thank goodness - much though I like holiday, I do like getting back into a routine too. No work this week though, which is nice! Started to proofread Jennifer Margrave's novel, "The Gawain Quest", for Goldenford (http://www.goldenford.co.uk). Very enjoyable, but still a fair amount of typos to mark, even at this almost-final stage.

Also entered for a poetry competition coming up shortly, which fell through my normal monthly schedule. It's a local-ish one, so I'm keen to enter. Not sure if there'll be any joy with it though, as I don't seem to be doing so well with the poetry this year - though I'm happy with how the prose is going. Two novels in 2006 can't be bad! Uploaded the next part of "The Gifting" onto the Writewords (http://www.writewords.org.uk) site for comment. I hope to take a section to next week's Guildford Writers (http://www.guildfordwriters.net) meeting too, though I don't usually take novel extracts along, but tend instead to stick to short stories, which are easier to get critique on in one session.

Spent some time trying to sort out a booking for afternoon tea for my Durham friends in London on 17 June - it's hell getting anyone to take a group of 11 people (including 3 children) - hope someone has a positive response soon, or it will be lettuce leaves and tap water for all ...

Tonight, it's minuting the next Goldenford meeting - we have a literary fair and a reading coming up, along with the publication date for my "Pink Champagne and Apple Juice", so I imagine there'll be a fair amount to discuss.

Anne Brooke

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