Wednesday, 18 November 2009

The Yellow Room Issue 3

Issue 3 of The Yellow Room Magazine is seriously behind schedule, and I apologise to those who have ordered a copy of the magazine and are still waiting. I received the cover proofs today and the magazine should be delivered from the printers at the end of November. 

I've just about cleared the submissions pile and I'm about to start reading the ninety plus competition entries. I have a lot of admin to wade through as well.

It's a good job I feel so energised and invigorated after re-joining the gym where I spent seven happy years as a member until September 2008. Last week I realised that I couldn't stand another day feeling dreary, frumpy, lazy and menopausal. The first thing I did was get a new haircut. It works wonders, ladies, so do try it if you feel in the doldrums. The second thing was to phone the gym. I now have an excuse to get out of the house and see people. I think I was becoming a recluse. 

My crime novel is progressing albeit very slowly. I'm enjoying writing it and spend a lot of time making notes and mulling it all over in my head, before committing anything useful to the page. It works for me. I write a scene or two in longhand in my notebook, then transfer it to the Mac, editing as I go. 

Now I have to make myself update this blog more regularly!