Patronal Festival at church today (for St Peter), and our last vicar but one came down to take the service. Nice to see him again but the thought of church was just too depressing - too many ruddy people all wanting something - so I slipped out after the sacristan bits were done and came home. Which made me feel a lot better - even though it meant Lord H had to do the server bits and prayers on his own. Still, he should be used to me bunking off from religion by now ...
Whilst at home, I finished off my read-through of "Thorn in the Flesh" and sent it off to John (http://www.sff.net/people/john-jarrold/about.html) for comment. So the morning wasn't completely wasted. He says he can get round to it in the next week or so - God, I hope he likes it. Not sure what the hell I'm going to do if he doesn't. Mind you, the big question is: can he actually sell it? We have yet to find out on that one ...
Lunch with Sandy & Simon from church, including the aforementioned vicar. More people there that I'd thought, which was overwhelming, but I kept my head down and tried to say as little as possible. Dave the Organ bought a copy of "Pink Champagne and Apple Juice", so that cheered me up somewhat. And Anne Eve, our churchwarden, has just finished reading it and apparently enjoyed it - calling it a cross between Maeve Binchy and "La Cage aux Folles" - hmm, some strap line there!
Once home again, uploaded the beginning of "Maloney's Law" onto the You Write On (http://www.youwriteon.com) site - will be interesting to see what comments come back from that in due course. Also sent off six poems to Roundyhouse Magazine, to see if they might like any. Not holding out much hope though - I'm obviously in dark mood all round today. Hey ho, no change there then.
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