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Hey, how’s it going? Hope you’ve had a good week. This week has been a bit mental for me. I’ve been super busy juggling work, home and various events. I’m writing this on Thursday night (with Extreme Couponing on the telly, I’m addicted to that programme, we can’t coupon like the Americans can here in the UK, but it’s fascinating to watch people get hundreds of dollars worth of goods for hardly anything)…anyway, where was I? Oh yes. I’m writing this tonight as it’s the first tiny bit of time I’ve had this week. To date, I have: worked every morning, come home, had lunch, worked every afternoon (on my uni assignment, social media business and script writing), took my son and picked him up from his club, met a couple of friends on Tuesday night for a drink (cola, I was working the next day), worked until after 10pm last night to finish the assignment, took my kids out for my daughter’s birthday (she’s 17 today, happy birthday E) and this weekend (weather permitting, it’s been bad this week – a storm yesterday and one due tomorrow) am hopefully seeing other friends. I’m exhausted. Roll on Saturday morning and a lie in. Well, as long a lie in as the dogs will let me.
Ooh, before I forget, I need to say happy birthday to my dear friend Raymond. Happy birthday handsome!
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Right, hard sell over, what else has been happening? Well, the aforementioned uni assignment was done comparing Ali Smith’s Hotel World and Girl Meets Boy. Can I just say that both books are amazing reads and I heartily recommend them, but I don’t want to look at either of them for a while to come. I’m shattered after writing the assignment and a tad tired of them at the moment. 😉 Of the two, Girl Meets Boy is my favourite. It’s superb.
For tv, I really recommend Only Murders in the Building starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez. It’s available on Disney+ and I started watching it because I’ve always enjoyed Steve Martin’s films, so I thought I’d give it a go. I watched the first episode and was hooked. It’s really good. It follows three residents of a New York apartment building who get together because they are hooked on true crime podcasts. Then someone is murdered in their building and they decide to investigate. It’s exciting, it’s clever, it’s funny. I loved it.
Right, I’m going to finish up now and go to bed. My dogs are starting to give me “go to bed” evil looks. They are creatures of habit and like to be in bed at the right time. 🤣🤣🤣 Til next time.
I hired a fab book cover illustrator to create the book cover for the newly revamped Dusting Down Alcudia. See more about her here.
and I’ve been doing a course on marketing books run by Nick Stephenson…it’s excellent
I’ve also set up a group called Dawn’s Diva who get free Advance Review Copies. If you’d like to join that group, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org with your own email address and I’ll add you to the list and send you a copy of Dusting Down Alcudia. After that, you will receive Advance Review Copies of future books plus the latest newsletters about my books. You can opt out at any time. Remember, it’s send me your name and email address to: email@example.com
I’ve been writing a new Young Adult book, but am about to edit the sequel to Dusting Down Alcudia soon.
So how have things been with you? What have you been up to? I was through in Edinburgh last Tuesday to attend the AGM of the Society of Authors in Scotland, of which I am a member. I stayed for the lunch and got to hobnob with other authors, a couple of whom know a lady I know. We had a great chat and a good time.
Been out a lot walking the dogs without Bonya, our pug. Unfortunately, she had to get another cancerous lump removed and was housebound for about ten days. Now, anyone who knows our darling Bonbon knows she’s not a great walker anyway. She prefers to lie somewhere comfortable and snooze. However, because she wasn’t allowed to walk, she wanted to go. I felt guilty leaving her, but couldn’t risk burst stitches and infection. She’s doing great. She has recovered really well and is back to her happy wee self. However, apparently pugs are prone to these cancerous lumps and we expect her to have more of them in the future. That’s something we’ll have to deal with as and when she gets them. I hated having to leave her at the vets to her operation, just hated it. She looked so upset, but it was necessary. Hopefully we’ll not have to go through that again soon.
On a lighter note, as I said, she’s made a great recovery and was so well behaved when she got her stitches out. She’s an absolute trooper!
Finished all my Sookie Stackhouse books. I think there’s one more I still have to read, but I don’t yet have it, so I’ll get back to Why Mummy Swears by Gill Sim and order Dead Ever After (the final Sookie Stackhouse book) from Amazon.
Right, I’m going to go now. Got 1000 words to write before dinner time. Until next time.
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