Wednesday 30 September 2009

University Blogging

I must say I was very impressed with the registration arrangements at Uni today. I strolled into the library, was directed upstairs, asked if I was a Graduate, then shown to a very small queue, seated at a table, spoken to, and I.D checked, then shown to another table where a lady took my photo with a camera situated on her desk, and I was given a library card there and then (breath). Great!

Tuesday 29 September 2009

University Blogging

Well, here I am at Uni! Can't believe I took the plunge and moved on campus, along with hubby.

I arrived Saturday 26th September. We're in family flats, and they're only a year old, so are quite nice and modern, though small. Yesterday, I had the welcome lunch with the rest of the Creative Writing MA students, which was nice, getting to know the people I'll be spending creative time with over the coming twelve months.

We have a residential to look forward to at the beginning of November. A full week at the National Writers' Centre for Wales, at Ty Newydd.


How we get there is a different matter, as apparently from Lancaster it takes around eight hours on the train! Hope one of the other students is driving and I can car-share, or, maybe a few of us can hire a mini-bus or something.

But it's all new and exciting, if not a bit daunting.

Will Blog more later.

Monday 7 September 2009

Saturday 5 September 2009

Halfway through Story

I'v written over half of a Christmas story. Hoping to finish over the weekend and get it off to a mag. NOW is the time to send them Christmas stories.

Thursday 3 September 2009

Nice Little Cheque For Mag Filler

In May 2009, I sent a small filler to Prima Mag: My words followed the sentence: You know you're getting old when...

I found the call for these fillers on my mate Kath's WOMAG Blog:


Honestly, it was two lines long, so I'm quite chuffed to have received Twenty-five pounds. Well, we are in a recession, ya know!

Tuesday 1 September 2009

Yay - Written Beginning of Story

So, I said I'd record my progress here. Well, I managed to write notes, and a basic story outline. Wrote the first bit tonight. Pleased as punch. I can only expand on this great start. Tomorrow? More of the same.