I want to thank all those still visiting and commenting on my Flash Fiction and Short Story pieces. Really appreciated as I know that we are all tight for time in December. If you are not celebrating Christmas I know there is plenty to keep you occupied and elsewhere, so a visit here is appreciated non-the-less. I have been caught up with family stuff. Visits by various siblings (to Mother) which has been lovely but has kept me away from writing and blogging, and housework has been taking up my time. Great to see those who live overseas of course, but coming from a large family it can get a bit over-whelming at times. Not everyone visited, otherwise I might still be buried under tons of washing up, making cups of tea and feeding the five thousand! Seeing everyone was fun and we had a good laugh and tried not to comment on how the last few years have caught up with us all. It is really funny (odd) seeing siblings with bald patches, white hair and looking like elderly relations we used to look at in fading photos. We are too polite to make comments however, which is just as well – we can be a sarcastic lot but always funny. Then there are the photos of the various children we have had and the comments about how grown up they all are now, and in my case and […]
Thrilled to bits. Just uploaded my Work In Progress to NaNoWriMo for 2012 and the word count passed 50,000 (I’ve managed 52, 359 words so far) and I am now officially a Winner. I’ve still got lots more to write and it all needs editing and messing around with but I have achieved my goal of at least 50,000 words […]
I am happy to pass the baton for The Next Big Thing to: Beth Elliott regencytales.blogspot.com Jo Skehan joskehanauthor.wordpress.com Pam Griffiths pamelagriffiths.com Kelly Jean Richardson kellytalking2strangers.blogspot.com Anne Ireson annieye.wordpress.com Please visit their blogs today and give them the wonderful support you gave me last week. Their blogs are individual, as are their writing styles and books and I know you will find something there to interest you. Thanks for your support for me – much appreciated.
Thanks so much to everyone who visited and took part in my The Next Big Thing celebrations; I had a blast and I hope you all did too. I am really blown away by the wonderful and kind comments you all left and I really do appreciate the time and trouble taken to visit me here and have a wander […]
My Workspace I am so excited. Today I am THE NEXT BIG THING, nominated by Nicky Wells http://wp.me/p1HzVM-Ik Nicky is the author of The Rock Star Romance Trilogy and I am here to answer questions about my Work In Progress and my writing in general. Thanks so much for nominating me Nicky. Unlike Nicky I have not had a book […]
Good morning and welcome to all my followers and to those new followers who have joined us here recently. Great to meet you here. I know you are all busy people and have many choices to make when visiting blogs and social networking sites, so I really am pleased you have chosen to make this one of your ports of call in your very full day. I am getting very excited about tomorrow and The Next Big Thing and I hope you will visit and see what it is all about. There will be links to other nominees for the coming weeks, so you will meet new writers and bloggers as a result. Well, today I am busy with NaNoWriMo – the novel won’t write itself and I am still working hard on Ms Birdsong Investigates – my ex MI5 Officer now residing in a small rural village in The Vale of The White Horse. I hope you all have a wonderful day and look forward to seeing you here again soon. Don’t be shy, leave a comment and say hello and let me know all about yourselves. I know some of you are fellow writers and I follow you too! Catch up later. Have a safe and happy day.
I have a new 1,000 word Flash Fiction Story published by Morgen Bailey on her blog on November 30th. about 7pm. morgenbailey.wordpress.com The story is called The Honey Trap and I do hope you will visit her blog and read my story and leave your comments. This is a story written wearing my Crime hat. It will be Pod-Cast by Morgen on March 24th 2013 – so do put that date in your diary. Last year she published another piece of Flash Fiction I’ve written called The White Witch of England – based on my experiences (well one experience in particular), working in the Music Business when I had to find and interview suitable candidates for an event we were putting on at the London Hippodrome, where we regularly held Shows in the 1980’s. The show was about Mediums, Clairvoyants, Spiritualists and White Witches. It was a riot and I am sure I shall write more about that whole period at some point in the future. The story was published on Dec 2nd 2011 and Pod-Cast on Jan 2nd 2012. The White Witch of England can best be described as Gentle Humour. Do visit Morgen’s blog as she has so much on there of interest to both writers and readers, and she has guest writers every week and various other events taking part on a daily basis. She is also a writer. Anyway, I really hope you will visit Morgen […]
I have been nominated by author Nicky Wells nickywellsklippert.wordpress.com as The Next Big Thing and I shall be chatting here and answering questions about my Works in Progress and published Short Stories on 20th November. Do come and see what I am asked and what I have to say. You are always welcome to comment, post questions and exchange your views with me here any time.
I had a lovely walk on Sunday. There had been a frost overnight which soon melted away when the sun decided to say hello. There was a beautiful clear blue sky and by about 10am it had warmed up nicely, so I thought I would go for one of my wanders and take some photos. The trees are still turning […]
http://www.facebook.com/JaneRisdon2 I’m being followed, by followers. How lovely. It is wonderful to look at my blog and see that I am being followed by such nice people who could, let’s face it, be following someone else, somewhere else. I am a follower too. I admit it. I follow other authors and artists and all sorts of people whose pages inspire and interest me, and so imagine what a thrill it is to find my blog (me) being followed too. I follow people, people follow me, we are all followers – do you follow? OK just messing around here, but seriously it is amazing that people I don’t know have taken time and trouble to find me and make a connection to me and to the others here. I do hope you will keep following me, it is such a thrill, and I shall continue to follow my chosen blogs too. Helping each other build an awareness and a group with common interests is marvelous, especially when none of us has ever met or is likely to meet. Welcome to you all and welcome to those who I know have followed me from my author page on Facebook. I have made some really interesting friends there. Authors I would never have connected with had it not been for Social Networking. Friends I had lost touch with are suddenly back in my life – fabulous. Groups with whom I share common interests […]