Anyone for a Fat Rascal?

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It seems like forever since I’ve been able to post.

We had been invaded by the dreaded lurgy and its taken us a full two weeks to recover.

I was all but ready to paint a black spot on our door and start ringing a bell, but alas, it broke and we are all on the mend.

So this morning – after the first full nights sleep – I got to the kitchen and made Fat Rascals for everybody. They were warm, buttery deliciousness!

If anyone wants any of the recipes I use on my blog, let me know on the comments and I can post one up 🙂

But now with cake in my belly and a spring in my step, I’m off to get some work done.

Happy Wednesday everybody!

Blogs, blogs everywhere…

…and not enough time to read!

There are so many great blogs on here and I’m spending so much time on the Reader, I think I’m on the cusp of a new obsession.

Day 8 of ‘blogging 101’ asks us to comment on four blogs we’ve never commented on before. So I decided to log them here, not just because I’ve commented, but because they are such great sites I coudn’t help but share them 🙂

1. Hey Look a Writer Fellow

Mike Allegra is a children’s book writer. This post is asking for people to comment on what fictional pet they would have and why. Your name then gets put into a ballot box and you could win your very own doodle! So Jump on if you get chance and take a look at this very entertaining blog 🙂

2. Nail Your Novel.

Author Roz Morris discusses everything you need to ‘Nail Your Novel.’ If you’re writing a novel, you NEED to visit this site.

3. Life is Nice.

Some great recipes on here, including Cupcake in a mason jar and the oven baked zucchini fries – must try them 🙂

4. Exospection.

This writer has set themselves the task of writing 300 haikus in one year. I especially love The Rabbit Hole 🙂

I hope you enjoy these blogs as much as I have,

See you soon and Happy Writing!

Thanks but…

…no thanks.

Maybe you should stick to colouring in – here have a pencil.

On second thoughts, give it back, these baby’s are hard to come by!

Yep, that will be another NO then. Another, don’t call us and we’ll forget we ever had your number!

But I’m telling myself it can’t be all bad as I’m getting nicer rejections.

When I first started out editors would threaten to set the dogs on me or peek from behind the curtains, pretending they’d moved. Now I’m getting personal messages saying, ‘not for us, but keep sending.’

That can’t be bad right?

Well whether it is or not, I’m still feeling sorry for myself, so clinging to my broken dreams like Gollam to his ring, here’s another picture of a cake.

This time, Rocky Road Chocolate Squares, decorated by my lovely, and now chocolate iced, boys 🙂

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I made a promise…

…So here they are.

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A selection of cakes that I’ve made, mostly when I’m feeling sorry for myself.

I love baking, especially when I’ve recieved another crushing blow from a magazine editor saying thanks, but you’re better off sticking with crayons.

I hope you like them.

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I would love to hear from any of my fellow writers on how they deal with rejection.

Do you bake, paint, or make dart boards out of your latest failed work?

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What’s your favourite way to relax when that bad news comes rolling in?