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I've spent most of the morning finding other things to do than come to my desk.  Since putting my bum on my desk chair I've been trying to edit a story which wasn't working.  It's still not working so I've put it away for now, because that's the reason I was avoiding the desk in the first place.  Instead, I'm going to find something that I can get enthusisastic about, then at least the day won't be a total write off. Hope you are all OK in the snow.  I'm doing my very best to stay inside and ignore.  Still full of a cold so the plan is to hibernate until I'm feeling better.  It's one of the plus sides to not having a job anymore and it stops me from spending money I no longer have! Take care in the snow. Linda

Actually .....

I've just re-read the entry requirements and it says the first 1000 words of your novel, so you do need to get your hero and heroine into bed rather quickly at the start of the book then!   Scratches head and awaits a lightbulb moment!

Should I or Shouldn't i?

I'm in a bit of quandry about whether to enter the ITV Competition  Racy Reads.   It's only a 1000 words, and although the deadline is 28 January, it's certainly do-able in terms of time.  Although, reading the terms and conditions, if you are selected amongst the finalists you have to go down to London in early February, not only to be filmed, but also to pitch the entire plot to the panelists.  So not as easy as they make it sound heh?   Not that I'm assuming that I would be one of the finalists, not by a long shot, but there's no point in entering with a defeatist attitude is there?  So if I was going to enter I would have to make sure that I was prepared, just in case.   The thing I'm not sure about is how racy do they want it to be?  Mills & Boon are involved, but so is Jackie Collins, and 50 Shades of Grey was mentioned quite a few times, along with the word "steamy".  Mills & Boon have certainly come along in terms of steam

Falling At The First Fence

One of my New Year's resoloutions was to blog more regularly.  Seeing as its now the 17th and this is my first blog of 2013, I'm not doing very well am I? It's been a bit of a unusual start to the year though. It's a poor excuse, but the only one I have. Before Christmas I scratched my eye. That healed up but then it became infected, so I've been on antibiotics and now all is well again.  For a while though, I couldn't even open my eyes, let alone read or face a computer screen. Thank goodness for my Ipod, I think its the only thing that kept me sane. At the start of the year, when everyone else is getting back to normal, we start with another celebration which is my youngest son's birthday on 5 Jan.  Poor thing having a birthday so soon after Christmas, but he was due on Christmas Eve, so it could have been worse! This year was the first year he didn't have to go back to school after the holidays on his birthday and, as it was a Saturday, and like