Sunday, 30 September 2012

Seven Things...

This has taken me a lot longer to post than intended, but I had a trip to Ashdown House to report on. 

Diane at Tales From Baggins Bottom has tagged me for "Seven Things About Me." As you can see by her blog post, she's a very busy freelance writer.

Actually reading what she has on the go makes me feel like I'm not doing anywhere near enough. Chasing two kids, a part time job and keeping a house tidy sometimes gets in the way of what I really want to do - write. But Rachel Brimble did reassure me (whilst at Ashdown House) that as my kids get older, my writing time will increase - phew!

I did send The Wedding Favour to another publisher, and they asked for the full, but it ended with a no thank you. Therefore, I will continue editing it (I've done eight chapters so far) to resubmit to the publisher who gave me a revise/resubmit rejection.

Anyway, here are my seven things...some facts you may already know.I couldn't really thinking of anything that interesting, actually. Sorry.

  1. I have a bottle of champagne (only a cheap one) in the fridge, waiting for when I get my first writing contract. It's been in there a while now.
  2. I find it easier to type an "!" than a "." and it's a habit I need to break.
  3. When I was 15 I wanted to be a TV make-up artist.
  4. This time last year, I was a stone heavier. I think this is due mainly to my running, and hoping not too much due to the stress going on in my life at the moment.
  5. My favourite James Bond is Daniel Craig, but then I do have a thing for blonds and blue eyes.
  6. I used to work at Thorpe Park. I was a litter picker. Every person on this planet should do this job - they would never drop litter again!
  7. It took me three times to pass my driving test. My dad couldn't understand it. He'd been teaching me to drive since my feet could reach the pedals. (It was down to nerves actually).

Now I have to nominate seven blogs/friends. I know that some of these people are very busy, and therefore don't expect them to carry on the tag. But I've nominated them because they have helped and encouraged me, (I could have listed more!) and I want to say thank you in some way.

In no particular order... 

  1. Rachel Lyndhurst
  2. Rachel Brimble
  3. Annalisa Crawford
  4. Becky Black
  5. Morton Gray
  6. Carol Hedges
  7. Kerry Harrison

(I've updated with a seventh thing! lol! How did I miss it?)


  1. Thanks for tagging me - I'm glad you've found my comments helpful and encouraging... I don't know much, but I try to help :-)

    1. Hey, you've been fab, and always leaving a comment on my blog is great too. It means I do have at least one reader lol!

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    1. Yes, nomination, or whatever it is lol! But you're my new found friend :D

  3. Heh heh heh - did you miss no 7? :-)

    I wouldn't be able to fit in half as much as I do if I had kids or a partner, but don't forget that this is also my day job - I seemed to be so much more prolific when I was fitting it in after a day's work ...

    1. Oh, god, I did... I so thought I had seven. I'll add another one. lol!

      yeah, I think my writing output will increase as the kids get older. And I don't have to work... lol!

  4. I really enjoyed reading that, Teresa. I like to find out little snippets as to what makes people tick. Obviously the writer in me... and the fact that I'm plain nosey!

    In my experience, a writing routine definitely gets easier the older our children get. Although it sounds to me like you're doing great regardless! x

    1. I've been working a lot lately too. I have done 22 hours this week, or will have done, and done the same last week. Eats into my writing time :-( But I sort of need the money too, so it's a vicious circle. But yeah, hopefully, it will get better. I need to treat this as my practise time, I suppose.

      Glad you found my facts interesting. I really struggled to know what to write for them lol! Especially as I missed one off.


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