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Saturday, 5 February 2011

Write1 Sub 1 weekly check in

Okay so it's not been the best week writing-wise, though I've not had any rejections, so that's got to be a good thing, right?


I've been feeling flu-ish and lack-a-daisical and while I've felt inspired to write short snippets and scheduled blog posts, the stories themselves just haven't really taken shape enough to submit.

So this week I decided to post off some poems to a magazine, instead.

 I also wrote an enquiry to a magazine that the lovely Ellie told me about called Scribble which seems appropriate for me. This time next week I shall be in Bournemouth on a Writing Workshop. I just hope Della Galton can whip me into shape to get those stories published.

Here's hoping your week has been productive / satisfying.
I'm off to finish the ironing next.

As it is wet and windy outside I'll leave you with this anecdote:

On holiday a couple of years ago I was waiting in the queue at WHSmith to pay for my note book when my umbrella slipped sideways under my arm.
To my horror I realised I had managed to 'goose' the customer waiting in front of me and to my utter mortification realised it was also a man!  I gasped a horrified apology, my cheeks burning. He seemed to notice my embarrassment and said: "And I thought it was my lucky day!"

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  1. LOL, love the anecdote. I need to kick myself in the butt writing-wise I think, cos the only ones I'm doing are stuff like these: Keep your hat on http://bit.ly/eb1DYS. Good fun to scribble, but not sure I can make a sub of it anywhere :)

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  2. Hi Madeleine .. I too love the story! Queues can be dangerous places?! Excellent to hear about the workshop in Bournemouth .. sincerely hope you have fun and success - winter isn't always easy .. but at least it's warmer and we're not deluged in white stuff. In the meantime have a good weekend .. Hilary

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  3. A funny story! Do you know I hadn't thought about the name of the magazine being Scribble. I'm a bit slow sometimes.

    Hope you feel better soon!

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  4. LOL!!!!! It was so his lucky day but he didn't know it!!! :-)

    Awww I love your new blogheader!! Is that you? Hello!!!

    Take care, take lots of vitamin c and eat lots of fruit and take things easy!!!! Enjoy your writing workshop!!!! Good luck with all your submissions - you're doing great!!! Take care
    x

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  5. loved the story you added in end. :)

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  6. Nothing like a good goosing. Always opens up the conversation. I try to do it to everyone I meet for the first time. At least they know early on that it can't possibly get any worse. LOL. I hope you get to feeling better. My daughter is sick with the icky's too. We've been spraying her directly with Lysol. Poor thing just coughs and coughs.

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  7. Sounds like you had a week of progress (discounting the flu).
    The anecdote was priceless -- painted a great mind-picture.

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  8. Great little story. Sorry to hear you've been feeling poorly. I hope if clears up soon.

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  9. Great anecdote! Hang in there and hope you feel better soon.

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  10. That's a funny story! Good luck writing, and with the submissions. I hope you feel better!

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  11. Thanks everyone, well I slept well last night and woke up feeling shattered and snuffily, so I guess it's a cold that's developing. It means short bursts of blogging before crashing out in front of the TV for a bit.
    Glad you liked my Umberto umbrella story. ;O)

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