Ahh, but this is not just another course, this is THE writing course. I’m going on an Arvon romantic writing course in Yorkshire and I just know it’s going to be BRILLIANT. The wonderful Mike Gayle
and Crissie Manby are the tutors and I believe Jenny Colgan is to be a guest speaker.
Whenever I am in the doldrums about my writing I always find a course to attend, so that I have something to bring me back from the precipice and this time was no different.
I was awake at four o clock one morning (but luckily don’t have to put on a uniform and a load of slap like the old days- just reach for my iPad which is always inches away from me!) and an email popped up from Arvon.
‘Can I go on a writing course in Lumb Bank, Yorkshire?’ I asked my sleeping husband.’ It once belonged to Ted Hughes,’ I added, as if that would clinch it.
‘Have I ever stopped you?’ he mumbled. By the time he was properly awake I’d paid the deposit and was feeling upbeat once more. How easy was that? LUMB BANK
Since then, I have had some brilliant news as my airline novel ‘Air Guitar and Caviar,’ has been shortlisted with Choc Lit in their Search for a Star competition. Choc Lit are a smallish publisher, but publish terrific romance books.
I am so happy to be shorlisted that I’ve barely thought about what I would do if I win. I will be driving back to Hertfordshire from Yorkshire when they announce the winner, so might have to stop a couple – or a million times to check their website on the way. It could be a very long journey home!! Guess it goes without saying that if I win, I will be dancing around the table with happiness, a cat under each arm and chilling down the ancient bottle of champagne that is probably bright orange by now, it’s been hanging around that long!
Wish me luck!
Here’s a picture of our kitten- just because she’s so beautiful!
She likes bags!
I envy you, Jackie. Sounds like a fabulous course with great tutors. Ooh, and Jenny Colgan. She writes Dr Who books and is a real Whovian, so of course I think she’s fabulous! (She writes brilliant romantic novels, too, just in case you were worrying!) Hope you enjoy yourself and get a lot out of it. I’m sure you will. Will be keeping everything crossed for you re the Choc Lit competition, but you’re already a winner in my eyes. xx
Aww, thanks Sharon. Didn’t know that about Jenny. Better do some research on Dr Who’s. Didn’t know there was such a word as a Whovian either. Did you just make it up! 🙂
No, I promise I did not make that up!!! All Dr Who fans are known as Whovians. We live in our own little Whoniverse. I swear, that’s a “thing”! Geek? Me? 😉 xx
By the way, I shouldn’t think for a moment that there’ll be a test about Dr Who, so I wouldn’t worry! 🙂 xx
Find out I’ve signed up for a writing Dr Who writing episodes course by mistake!