Saturday, 13 August 2011

On a lighter note

Like many, I regularly take part in the National and Euro lotteries. Being a bit of a superstitious soul, I always play the same numbers and whilst I won the occasional £2.50 or £10, the frequency of these 'Little windfalls' were few and far between.

A moment of contemplation

I have a sneaking suspicion that waking up to a damp, miserable and rain laden morning, is responsible for my contemplative mood. 

It brought to mind the lines of a poem I once heard as a child. 'The clock of life.' 

I was never able to remember the whole version or who had penned it, as a result developed my own version from the lines that I could remember.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Joining the twitterati

You can now follow me on Twitter  @TheAccidentalPo

Dealing with rejection

As writers, this is something that we have to get used to. Whether it is the numerous rejection letters from Agents and Publishers or simply not winning that competition.

In the beginning it can totally deflate you, leaving you feeling like a complete idiot for thinking that you could write successfully in the first place. The urge to throw pen and paper in the bin is very strong at this stage. DON'T!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Writer of the month - Me!

Good afternoon everyone.

I had a wonderful surprise in my in-box from Maureen Vincent-Northam last night, an invitation to become Writelink's 'Writer of the Month' (WoM) for August.

I've been a member of Writelink for quite a while, but never expected to achieve this honour, so once I'd picked myself up off the floor, I said  "YES." 

As the retiring  WoM for July, Maureen passed the baton by way of an interview. To view these questions and my responses, click on the link below.

 Writer of the month - August 2011

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Book Review - Heir to a Murder (STAC Investigates)(Kindle edition) by David Robinson

Joe Murray is the owner of the ‘Lazy Luncheonette’ in Sanford, a business that he inherited from his father. He is also the Chairman for the Sanford Third Age Club (STAC) supported by long time friends Sheila and Brenda. 

He has a keen head for business, keeps his wallet padlocked and his pockets deep when it comes to spending any of his hard-earned cash. A point that Sheila, Brenda and any regular customers are quick to mention in jest, when the opportunity arises.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Book Review - A death at the seaside (Kindle edition) by David Robinson

This is a very engaging and enjoyable read.

Eddie Roberts is the newest member of Sanford Third Age Club (STAC). His sudden disappearance during one of the club’s quarterly trips, leads to the inevitable police investigation when his fishing equipment, coat and wallet are located. Initial suggestions indicate that Eddie may have fallen into the sea whilst fishing off the breakwater and been carried away by the currents.