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Monday, 25 June 2007

Reader Poll

My head is buzzing at the moment. I seem to have so many things going on, my fingers in too many interesting pies, that I can't decide which to write about next. So I thought I'd let you make the decision for me. The choices are:
1. My graduation ball: this is nearly upon me and I have so much to do to get into Cinderella mode. Hair, arms, dance practice...
2. 75 mile walk to Glasgow: This is part of the ongoing struggle to save our campus. I really have to do some work to get into shape for this but how and what?...
3. Creative writing portfolio: I need to submit twenty or so pages to the uni to support my masters application.
4. My garden: Rain, wind, tomatoes... waiting for a greenhouse to arrive. Everything's getting tall and where have all the canes gone...
5. Facebook: A new and interesting discovery...
6. You invent a topic for me and I'll try and write about it.

9 comments:

Mary Witzl said...

You are walking 75 miles to Glasgow? Really? All in one go? What roads?

And what in the world is a facebook?

Okay -- either of those would be my choice.

As for me, I think I'll write about procrastination. Which is what I am engaging in right this minute...

Carole said...

I also want to know what a facebook is.

A post on what (outside of family and friends) excites you, makes you want to get out of bed and face the day would be interesting.

PI said...

They all sound interesting topics but the bsll grabs my attention - surprise surprise - all the little details. Incidentally your profile photo is lovely.

Kanani said...

Everyone I know is doing Facebook. Except me! So tell me what you think of it.

By the way, the answer to your question about queries is that it's short one page, 3 paragraph proposal to write an article for a magazine. I called it a query, it's actually a submission. You don't need an agent, though it does help to have a referral.

It's bread and butter money for me. I'm not like John Robison, who got a 1.3 million dollar advance on his first time novel. I'm an everyday writer with a day job to boot! (Yes, publishing in the US is totally different than in the UK).

Anyway, now that I've taken up all your time, I'll tell you I'll be on vacation this week. Will be back next. Will be missing everyone in Scotland!

Eryl Shields said...

Seems like face book is winning!

Mary ~ You should write on procrastination it would be interesting to read how others do it.

Carole ~ A post on what excites me, yes that would be interesting to try and do one of these days.

Pi ~ Thank you.

Kanani ~ Have a lovely holiday. And thanks for the answer, I haven't got round to actually submitting anything for publication yet. I once entered a poetry competition and got 'highly commended' which means I didn't win! I'm hoping doing the masters will give me the confidence to put my stuff out there.

Kanani said...

Once I met a writer who seemed to be published everywhere --magazines, journals, her own chapbooks.

I asked her how she did it and she told me she submitted stuff each week

"Eventually, they say yes," she says.
And I look at people like Frank Schaeffer, also a working writer. He does books, newspaper pieces... everything. That's what I'd like to do.

Kim Ayres said...

I recently joined facebook too. I've just sent you a friend request

Eryl Shields said...

Kanani ~ I know, intellectually, I must start submitting but emotionally...

Kim ~ And I have accepted, how kind you are I now have two friends and yet another tool for procrastination. I joined the Fiedrich Nietzsche group it's very good. But I'm not sure what facebook is for exactly.

eg(scotland) said...

I only heard about face book recently - so actually quite pleased with myself that I know something about it! I think all the topics sound good - so look forward to reading something on them all at some stage.

EG