Wednesday, December 26

A Belated Merry Christmas all my blog visitors, wherever you may be. I hope you had a lovely Christmas Day and that you are now enjoying all your new presents and eating yummy leftovers.

We had a great day, what with it being Little Frog's first Christmas. He, of course, got more presents than everybody else combined. He also enjoyed his pureed roast turkey and trimmings and almost ate the whole dish (although this picture wouldn't make you think so).

I'm looking forward to the New Year, as it's always a chance to get a fresh perspective on things and make plans for the months ahead. I even hope to set some targets for myself with my writing; I know I've been dragging my feet for too long where it's concerned and the truth is that I'm really missing it. So keep your eye out for some self-set targets and deadlines and, yes, please check up on me, remind me of them, and publicly humiliate me if I don't meet them!

Friday, December 7

Thought for the Day

Dreams about Daniel Craig are A Good Thing.

That is all.


Thursday, December 6

Two of My Writing Goddesses

Feeling a bit better today. Upside of the last week or so is that I have lost four pounds in weight!

I thought I'd post something writing-related, so I'm going to direct you to a couple of recent web features on two of my favourite writers.

The first is Time magazine's 10 Questions for Nora Roberts. I particularly like her answer to the frequently asked question, "where do you get your ideas?" Click here to read the article, and don't miss clicking through to the second page.

The second is a seven-day interview with Shirley Jump, another very prolific author. Click here to read it.

Wednesday, December 5

The Bleurgh Zone

Not feeling so hot at the moment. I got a cold last week, which was fine -- I could deal with that. Then myself, Little Frog, and The Bloke all got a stomach bug. That was not so fine and it really wasn't fun.

Frog and the Bloke are A-OK now but my share of the bug seems to be hanging around. I'm drinking lots of water and peppermint tea and eating the blandest food imaginable (the thought of most other things is making me want to heave). Hopefully it will hurry up and get out!

And no, it's not another Little Frog. Believe me, that was the first thing I checked.

Just finished reading: Practically Perfect by Katie Fforde