Pinch Punch …

A new month, an old week …

 

So we have Fiction Clinic (although we haven’t for a while but please remember I do want extracts for that) — last Friday of the month. We now have In The Spotlight on Tuesdays and by the way if you’re recently had a full length work of fiction or for that matter non-fiction, like a memoir, or a collection of short stories published and would like to be In The Spotlight then please do email me. writer@debzhobbbs-wyatt.co.uk

But now I’m thinking of something to do on the first of the month … any ideas? A give-away? A writing challenge? What would you like me to do on the Blog that I haven’t yet? A quiz? Please do let me know — or how about a Q and A session, Ask the Editor?  What about a submissions and successes board for me to post how everyone has done with latest subs? Or what about a feature about your writing group?

I am interested to know as I do try to vary what I Blog about and anything that’s writing related that you think might help or be interesting, just let me know.

So it’s St David’s Day — not that I know when any saints days are normally — shame on me — but apparently it is. And the daffodil does seem to conjure beginnings. New Year’s wipes the slate, resets the dial, March says ‘Hey Spring is on its way!’ … some stories end, new ones begin right?

So pinch punch — it’s a new page in the diary, a new picture on the calendar and a tinge of excitement in the air. And it’s almost the weekend. I am also writing the climax of the new novel so it seems endings and beginnings often do indeed get blurred.

I love Saturdays. I try not to turn on the computer if I can. It’s the only day I try to relax — meet a friend  in the morning – there is nothing like breakfast out, then I do the shopping but then I relax and read and snooze in the afternoon. I also eat naughty things! Sunday I try to relax but it’s nearly always the day I catch up on admin and fit in Bridge House stuff if it’s needed. And also eat naughty things! Mustn’t forget that!

I used to long for the weekend because of how much I hated my day job. Now it’s not that all — but we all need down time and I see it as a battery recharge. It’s like when you leave a MS and come back to it — refreshed eyes make a massive difference 🙂

Weekends for me restore the default settings — house cleaned, rubbish collected, bird feeders filled, cupboards re-stocked, clothes washed and then a pamper so hair washed, nails painted — get the idea. No matter how busy the week has been, the weekend puts everything right.

I think it’s a good philosophy — what about you?

Have a great weekend everyone!

Virginia McKenna and Brian May at Hay when we launched Gentle Footprints.

Virginia McKenna and Brian May at Hay when we launched Gentle Footprints June 4th 2010

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2 responses to “Pinch Punch …

  1. I think we need to take some time away from our job, even if it’s something we love doing.

  2. Lucy Oliver

    I probably shouldn’t do fiction clinic anymore as it’s a bit unfair since I’ve had so many pieces done! Would you like me to tweet it though?

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