Thursday, 22 October 2009

Things That Made Me Smile Today

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There are a few letters to keep you going if some of yours are held up by the post strike. Wahey!

That was a text from a good friend. It made me smile.

And: I sold another short story. Yippee! To The Weekly News - it's the second one I've sold to them.

Also, my lovely mentor sent me some great feedback on chunk 6 of the book.

JJ's terrific post with inside info from the publishing industry is very useful, and made me smile - if a little ruefully in places.

Paolo Nutini's fab CD Sunny Side Up makes me smile every time I play it, especially when I remember that my Paramour gave it to me for services rendered. I particularly like the new single Pencil Full Of Lead (that link is to the lyrics; music version on YouTube here). My Paramour said it even made him feel happy when he was stuck in a traffic jam and that, from a man who does not do queuing or waiting, is a huge compliment.

All my lovely friends on my sidebar make me smile. Sometimes one of them makes me laugh out loud. Hilary is particularly good at this.

And I smile every time I remember that I'm going down south tomorrow for a weekend with some of my lovely blogfriends.

What has made you smile today?

8 comments:

HelenMHunt said...

Same as your last one! And reading Cally's answers to my cat's questions for the blog post tomorrow.

JJ Beattie said...

Your post has.

And squeezing in a couple of folk tomorrow night!

Karen said...

Lots of reasons to smile there - I love that Paolo Nutini album too :o)

Have a great time with lovely blogfriends!

Debs said...

Hope you have a fab time this weekend. Should be great fun.

Carol said...

Hope you all have a lovely time!!

C x

hilaryusfun said...

Your posts make me laugh too! and I loved the letters gag...

Pat said...

Hope the week-end is good and thanks for the links. At last 'Solutions for the writer.' has arrived and I'm longing to get on with it.
Two books I've recently read in the thriller genre have very short chapters which certainly makes for easier reading. Have you any thoughts on this? They are both bloggers - one went straight to a publisher and one was self- published.
Have you noticed how writers eg Lynda la Plante are getting up in arms about the celebrity memoirs gravy train which is great for ghost writers and sad for our small band of writers.

Queenie said...

Awwww, lovely smileyness in my comments box.
Pat, I hope you find the book interesting and helpful. I prefer shorter chapters to longer ones, on the whole, although I don't think there's a prescription for perfection. Some authors don't use chapters at all, and others use varying chapter lengths. It depends on what you are writing, and for what kind of readership.