|Maria A Smith|
Last week I had a birthday, I'm a year older! I treated myself to these lovely frilly primroses. At the moment they are on my window sill, making me smile, because they remind me that Spring is on the way. I intend to plant them out in the garden sometime soon, and eventually I'll split them up hoping they'll make me a few more plants.
|Birthday Card From a Friend - Maria A Smith|
The picture above was on a birthday card from a writing buddy. I howled with laughter when I opened it!
|Woman's Weekly Fiction Special - Maria A Smith|
I went to a great workshop on Saturday, 'Writing Fiction for Women's Magazines' with Joanna Barnden. An enjoyable day for all participants, Joanna was all business, worked us very hard, and made the day interesting, and fun. Beforehand I purchased Woman's Weekly Fiction Special so I could get an idea of the current market. It surprised me to learn the magazines are more open to crime and horror nowadays, so maybe I'll have a go, and see if I can write something suitable.
I purchased a laptop for my daughter last week, and a copy of Word 2011 for my Mac, which I'm now learning as I've been using Pages for a while. I ate cake twice, and drank coffee with friends. last week was busy.
Writing - I brainstormed an idea for an article. Ending up with at least twenty ways I could go.
Went to the workshop, read Writers Forum, sketched out a new story, and wrote the beginning.
Walking - Got out once for a hill walk, it was a little snowy, so I cut it short.
Swimming - Twice and really enjoyed it!
This week then,
Writing - I'll continue writing the new short story I started. Write a few blog posts, and continue with draft 2 of the novel. If I can get a start on the article too, that will be a bonus.
Walking - At least two outings.
What did you get up to last week, I hope you met your own targets? Have a good week.