Thursday, 13 September 2012

My Blog is 2 Years Old Today...

I started this blog on the 13th September 2010, and it's now 13th September 2012. Time sure passes quickly...

To celebrate I have a little competition to win a book- more later.

Since last September I've been busy.

I've entered a few outside competitions, sent off a story to Woman's Weekly- no rejection yet and it's been out just over three months. I won the Romance novel trophy at the writers' club in December. And in April I became Chairman of Nottingham Writers' Club (NWC).

In May I enjoyed a day long workshop on Writing Romantic Fiction led by Kate Walker, at NWC.

Even social media hasn't been safe from me. I joined Twitter earlier in the year, and in the last month, Facebook. (Contact details are in the sidebar.)

I've recently started using my new office area and can say it certainly has made my writing life easier. I have the phone by the computer so I can limit disruptions; and like this morning, when I was working on my novella, I could slide my chair a short distance over to the bookshelf and pluck the reference book I needed off the shelf to check something.

I don't know what year three will bring, but I'll be sharing the writing related aspects with you.

I appreciate everyone who takes the time to read my blog, and an especial thank you to all of you who leave comments.

Virtual birthday cake for everyone...

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Now to celebrate I have a copy of 'The Lost Night' by Jayne Castle (otherwise known as Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick) to give away. (Sorry, only to those within the UK postal system.) You can read the start of the Kindle version here.

Question: What is the name of the paranormal society that has featured in a number of the author's books?

Leave your answer in the comments and all correct entries will go into a bag and I will pick one out at random on Sunday, and announce the winner on Monday. Good luck.


Anonymous said...

Happy Blogday to you
Happy Blogday to you
Happy Blogday Carol's blo-o-o-og
Happy Blogday to yoooooooo!

What a lovely idea,Carol's blog, to give away something on your birthday. What a kind blog you are.

from DebbieW

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Congrats on being 2 years old, Carol's Blog! All the best with the next lot of writing challenges, Carol.

Anonymous said...

Great idea,
Will have to think about that.

Paula RC said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! Have a great day!

Patsy said...

Happy bloggy birthday!

Unknown said...

Happy Blogday, Carol!

Helen Baggott said...

Happy birthday, Carol's Blog!

Harmonic Enlightenment Community

Anonymous said...

Answer to your question Carol is:

Harmonic Enlightenment Community

Debbie W

Anonymous said...

I'm having a tiny problem I can't seem to be able to subscribe your feed, I'm using google reader by the way.

Anonymous said...

Happy blogday, Carol! :]