Saturday, February 25, 2012

Claim the Day

I put the kids school uniform on to wash last night.  2.30 Saturday afternoon and it’s still in the washing machine!  I’ve ruthless decided that I’ve my own personal agenda today.  I’ve just asked my hubby to remove damp clothes and I wonder if his support is starting to wane.  Especially since I have done no housework, plus he as already made lunch, taken the dog for a walk, and drove the girls to the Brownies and Guides.  On the other hand, I’ve been doing that sort of things all by myself for years…still I may have to eat some chocolate soon to take away that nasty guilty feeling.

The girls are doing a sponsored walk today and I decided to claim this day.  I literally came down stairs, turned on the laptop and started work on my writing projects.

First thing on the agenda, doing the final polish to a story called ‘Don’t Break My Heart.’  A friend gave it the once over yesterday and I’ve made the changes and submitted it to Chuffed Buff Books, a new independent publisher.  They are looking for a collection of shorts that explores writing in the first and second person, flash fiction (under 1000 words) and short stories (2000 – 2500 words).  All themes are welcome.  Stories may be written in either singular or plural points of view, but must be written in first or second person.  Deadline for the first person stories, You, Me & a Bit of We is 3rd of April.

Next thing to do was try and sort out something for Flash Fiction Day on the 16th of May .  I just think it would be a wonderful thing for The Writers @ Lovedean to do.  So I have tried to contact Callum Kerr who came up with this marvelous idea.

I also intend to do my least favourite aspect of writing today – editing.  And get another short story polished and ready to go.  The dust can wait.

And I have just noticed that the time is wrong on my blog!  How did that happen?


  1. Consider me contacted! Looking forward to coming to Lovedean.

  2. Callum Kerr is the chap running the flash fiction course I'm doing at the moment! Would be great to have him visit the group. :)