Saturday, 23 August 2014

A Small Success...

All is going okay at the moment on the 'getting son ready to go off to university'.

I've managed to grab a couple of hours writing today, and chapter four (draft 1) is almost finished.

Friday (yesterday) was a good day, as I received an email with some good news.

You may remember that last August I had a 200+ word story on the Cafe Lit website, called 'A Tight Squeeze'.

Well my story will be appearing in the Best of Cafe Lit 2013. I will be joining fellow blogging writers, Patsy Collins, and Helen Laycock, who also made the cut.

The full list is here so see if you recognise any of the other names.

Considering there was a year's worth of stories to choose from, I was pleasantly surprised that I made it into the best of list - 29 writers.

Small steps, I know, but it's a good way to begin the autumn... :)


18 comments:

lizy-expat-writer said...

Well done Carol - you are quite right to be chuffed. Hope the trauma of losing one son doesn't affect you too much, especially as you can be sure he'll be back. with a load of dirty washing and a gang of new friends to raid your food stocks!

Patsy said...

It's nice to be selected, Carol. Hope this success is followed by many more for you (and for me!)

Keith Havers said...

Congratulations, Carol. I'm certain there will be many more successes to follow.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Well done, Carol - and it's good to know everything is going well so far!

Helen Baggott said...

Well done!

Teresa Ashby said...

Congratulations, Carol :-) x

catchingcottonclouds said...

Yes, it was a lovely surprise for me, too.

Well done, Carol and Patsy - and I'll see you both soon (inside the book cover)!

Helen

sallyjenkins said...

Well done, Carol!

Maxi said...

Well done, Carol! That's great news. Onwards and upwards!

Carolb said...

Thanks, Lizy. I'm making lists already. :)

Carolb said...

Thanks, Patsy. It's wonderful to be included alongside you and other writer friends.

Carolb said...

Thanks, Keith. I keep trying. :)

Carolb said...

Thanks, Helen.

Carolb said...

Thank you, Teresa. :)

Carolb said...

Thanks. :)

Congratulations on your inclusion too, Helen. Wonderful to be selected alongside so many talented writers.

Carolb said...

Thanks, Sally. It was a lovely surprise.

Carolb said...

Thanks, Maxi. It all helps. :)

Carolb said...

Thanks, Rosemary. I finally feel I'm getting somewhere with my writing. :)