Friday, March 05, 2010

I Am Alive - promise

It's been a long time since I've been here - sorry. I could give you explanations, but I don't want to bore you.

So rather than looking backwards I want to look forward. Next week bring the Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature to Dubai and no of course I'm not excited - hah. Can't wait. This has been marked on my diary since they announced the dates last year. The only downside is that I won't be here for the whole thing - no, only two days, in fact missing the main days. However this is balanced with the fact that I will be in Cornwall a week from today and will be celebrating the christening of my great nephew - I do keep telling my niece I'm not old enough to be a great aunt but she just laughs....

Then the week beginning 15th March - well, a dream comes true. We complete on a flat, or more correctly a shoebox in London. When DH and I sold our flat in London 21 years ago I never thought we would be able to have a foot hold in London again, but dream do come true and from the 15th we will have just that a foothold or a shoe box which should make this crazy traveling life of mine much easier.

On the 16th of March it is the glittery affair - the RNA's Romantic Novel of Year Award Lunch! This years it's even more glam as it's the 50th anniversary. The stress of what wear and what shoes to wear has nearly done me in.

Now there is lovely link back from the lunch to the lit festival as one of this year's short listed authors, Rachel Hore will here at the festival!

Now have made that nice link I will give you another one or rather two which go together nicely. The are one making your hero likeable....

Finally I'm polishing up the synopsis for A Cornish House for two pitch sessions a the York Festival of Writing. I will try and blog the process about tomorrow as it has been an interesting exercise but right now I am off to read Chapter One again to make sure I saved the cat!(see above links)


Anonymous said...

I am very much looking forward to reading the synopsis post as I am thinking about mine quite a lot right now. With an end in sight, I will be starting the synopsis after the lambing (mid April) and I'm really starting to panic as I don't know where to start.

CJ xx

Debs said...

What a lot of things you have to look forward to? Congratulations on the purchase of the flat, I should think that will make an incredible difference to you.

I'm so cross that I can't make the RNA Awards lunch this year. It's so typical that the one time I can't be there it'll be the 50th Anniversary. I'll just have to find out what happened through everyone's blogs.

Best of luck with your pitch sessions. x

Nell Dixon said...

Squee, does this mean I get to see you on the 16th at the lunch? Yay!