Saturday, 4 July 2009

A Good Week

A lavender walk on Thursday with three of my closest friends, certainly put a spring in my step. It was a beautiful evening full of sunshine and smiles, and later we put the world to right in a pub garden; lovely times indeed. So much so I've included a lavender walk in my novel!

And I’ve been busy, busy, busy clocking up the word count on my re-write – so much has been chopped from the first draft it’s unrecognisable as the same story - and there’s still more editing I can do – but I am getting there – slowly!

Oh and I’ve actually entered the Tonto Competition now, which is exciting. And I’ve SOLD another story to That’s Life Australia – which is trebly exciting as it looks like I’ll be sharing the pages with three super-duper blogger friends YAY!


HelenMWalters said...

You are having an exciting week!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

That certainly is a week worth celebrating. The walk sounds lovely, I adore lavender.

Must get on and write something for the Tonto comp.

Amanda said...

I am indeed, Helen :-)

Yes, I love lavender too, Debs - it has such a soothing quality.
And yes, get that Tonto story written! :-)

DJ Kirkby said...

That is such a gorgeous photo. Congrats on the sale and good luck for the Tonto comp.

Beth said...

Sorry I'm a bit late - but well done again, I'm glad things are going so well :)

Amanda said...

It is a lovely place, DJ - very peaceful - think I should take a pen and pad up there and write!

Thank you, B :-)

Maria said...

That's great! Keep it up!

Karen said...

I feel like going on a lavender walk now! Mind you it's raining buckets today :oO

Suzanne Ross Jones said...

I love lavender.

Congratulations on the sale.


Bluestocking Mum said...

Well done on the selling the That's Life story.

Lavender Walks...Hmmm. That's how days should be spent.

Pat Posner said...

Congratulations on the sale!

Did you have lavender ice-cream?

Amanda said...

Thanks gaelikka :-)

I know, Karen - where did the sunshine go? :-)

Thanks Suzanne x

It certainly is Angel! And thanks!

Thanks Pat - And no I didn't have lavender ice-cream they didn't sell it - Now I want some though! x

Carol said...

That walk sounds wonderful!! I adore the smell of lavender and to then end up in the pub...well, that's the perfect ending to a lovely evening :-)

I'm a bit slow on the uptake and have only just realised that your blogging again *Slaps head in a Homer Simpson style and utters Doh!*

C x

Amanda said...

Twas a lovely indeed, Carol.

And don't worry, it's my own fault for going awol in first place! x

Paula RC said...

Well done you! You make it all sound so easy getting your name in print, but I know how much hard work you have put in.

Keep up the good work

Amanda said...

Thanks Jarmara!
And you're right, getting your name in print isn't easy at all. I have a pile of rejections to prove it! I think my motto has always been to never, ever give up!