Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Today I have been taking a much needed break for sorting and shifting to browse blogs. I have missed them but the weight of sorting the house before I leave on Thursday morning has been putting a serious cramp in my web time. So apologies if I haven't commented but I have been trying to scan through to catch up on people's news.

First there has been some excellent news from a fellow member of the RNA, Jean Fullerton. She won the Harry Bowling Prize last year and has just signed a two book contract with Orion. Well done Jean. Her first book was published by Triskelion who then went belly up so this is just brilliant news.

So in my scan, I came across to posts worth sharing. Aside from Ray-Anne's wonderful posts on men, she tends to hit the nail on the head for me. This post on positive thinking is great and I especially like the hat and crayon idea. I have just the Fez to wear for the activity. http://mischiefandfilth.blogspot.com/2007/11/power-of-postive-thought.html

Jumping to Steve Malley's post here ,it touched a little bit on same area. He is writing about the stages of writing. I think the crayons and hat would work particularly well when you get to steps Insecurity and Grinding. Just a thought anyway.

Finally Janet Gover sent me some of here photos from our great day out and this one of me made me laugh.


Ray-Anne said...

Good morning Liz - thank you so much for mentioning my post.
My poor brain needs to externalise some of these things now and then to make room for more 'good stuff'.
At least that is the theory.
I also had a brilliant hat with a parrot on it at one time but gave it away to a needy 6 yr old as a bribe for learning to read out loud.
Drat! Must find another.
And don't worry- there will be more Cheese.
LOL and have a good time at the RNA Xmas party - I am not going this year but hope you all have fun :-)

JJ said...

Oooh, those mountains. Gorgeous. And you do look just like you've conquered it!


liz fenwick said...

Thanks Ray-Anne - keep externalizing :-)

Oh, JJ, I need to conquer something!

Flowerpot said...

Liz - I feel just like that - needing to conquer something!

ChrisH said...

Hi Liz, just doing a quick catch up, finding rewriting v tough but it seems churlish to complain about something I like doing when you've got so much going on your life at the moment - I'm going to follow your links as I need a bit of a boost. Enjoy the christmas party - great news about Jean. Take care, love Chris

liz fenwick said...

Yes, Flowerpot I need to conquer something - anything will do :-)

Thanks Chris. Good luck with the rewriting. keep your head down and finish. I'm routing for you. Youy may be the next jean :-)

Biddy said...

I'll see you at the Christmas Party!! Will be good to see you.

And YAY on Jean!

Julie said...

Just dipped in to say hello in passing.

I'm a standing-on-the-edge-of-the pool-wondering-whether-to-dive-in writer, having had a ghosted war bio picked up by the beeb some time ago.

Trouble is I'm not sure exactly where to dive in!

Love the shots of the rocks.
Very O'Keefe.

Leigh Russell said...

Hi Liz and thank you for visiting my blog and for your good wishes. Yes, seeing my book on Amazon does make it feel real. All through the process I've been thinking, "I must be dreaming, this can't be happening to me." Now I have to believe it.

I really like the photo of you standing confidently on a mountain peak. You look like you have an inner strength.

Blog soon, blogbuddy and thanks again.