Thursday, 10 November 2011

The Trials of Being A Writer...

At the moment my brain is on go slow, so this blog will be brief.

The dreaded winter bugs have finally got me, so instead of belly dancing today, I'm at home in the warm taking it easy.

I'm going to catch up on my reading until my head is less clogged up. I wish I could be one of those writers who can soldier on when they're ill, but I can't.

I mentioned on Monday that I was reading 'The House of Silk'; well for UK listeners, Radio4 at 10.45pm The Book at Bedtime slot is featuring an abridged version of 'The House of Silk' read by the brilliant Derek Jacobi.

So I'm trying to read enough each day to keep ahead of the nightly slot...

Meanwhile, pop over to Quiller's Place to read about an important ongoing issue, and read as many of the links as you can.


Keith Havers said...

Sorry you're not very well, Carol.
Thanks for the link. I didn't know any of that.

Carolb said...

Thanks Keith.
I knew some of the background because a couple of writers I know (from a forum I belong to) made the shortlists in the BWA competitions last year and this year.
But the latest happenings surprised me.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hope you feel better soon, Carol. I hadn't been aware of all the hooha over those awards!

Carolb said...

Thanks, Rosemary.
I understand that the actual Awards ceremony was better organised this year than last.
But it is the other services being offered by the organisation that has become an issue.