Monthly Archives: March 2016

#22 Get the first rejection letter

Yippee,  I’ve got my first rejection letter. No really, this is a landmark. It means that I’ve actually written a novel sent it to an agent, someone has read the first five chapters, synopsis and cover letter and taken the … Continue reading

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#21 checking emails

Once the first five chapters, synopsis and cover letter have been sent to the agent there is the prolonged period of waiting for the response. Despite the fact that the website clearly states: allow ten to twelve weeks for a … Continue reading

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#20 Take to the streets in protest

About three million Brazilians reportedly took to the streets today to protest against the government and corruption. Today I was looking after my daughter so I didn’t go in person but last year the protest I attended not only provided … Continue reading

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#19 follow the US presidential race.

To be honest, it’s pretty difficult to avoid the US presidential campaign at the moment. Trump provides such great entertainment for everyone.  He even features in my daughter’s school assembly. It seems astonishing sometimes who the  US populus are willing … Continue reading

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#18 Avoid the Zika virus

Public health campaigns have gone into overdrive as back yards all over the country are searched for standing water which might harbour the larvae of the mosquito responsible for spreading the latest threat to humanity, the Zika virus. The virus … Continue reading

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#17 Get Married

Getting married offers a plethora of opportunities to avoid writing while still exercising your creative juices. First there’s the proposal which offers a range of interesting possibilities. For example, I considered proposing through the medium of Karaoke but in the … Continue reading

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