10 Things I haven’t done yet!

As part of the “Writing 101” course, we’ve been asked to write a list. So here’s my list (by no means complete), of things I haven’t done yet 🙂

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  1. Stuff chocolate cake in my mouth and then smile at a stranger.
  2. Finish my book. (Or, in fact, any project that I ‘ve started in the last five months).
  3. Bake a lemon meringue pie that isn’t brown or inedible.
  4. Finish reading one of the four books I’ve started reading during the past four weeks.
  5. Wear a sombrero to a parents evening.
  6. Laugh loudly in a lift full of people for no reason. (This is made slightly more difficult since I’ve got a buggy and not so many people can fit in the lift).
  7. Finish an important poem I’ve been working on for the last three years. (I fear there may be a pattern forming…)
  8. Meet some of my favourite authors without coming across as a crazed stalker.
  9. Find where the large spider in my front room has gone (while secretly hoping its made its way out of the house and far away and took all the other spiders with him).
  10. Eat dinner. I’m starving and now struggling to think of anything besides food.
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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!

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?