Wednesday, 14 September 2011


No, not me! I’m a wee bit older than that. I’m talking about Womag Short Story SALES! Yes, yippee yo-yos I sold my 21st story TODAY. Actually, that’s not quite true – it was a couple of weeks ago to be exact, but it's taken me this long to get my posterior into gear and get around to blogging about it.

But I’ve got a huge excuse. My eldest son got married at the end of August. How exciting is that? I’ve yet to come down from it all. My daughter-in-law is wonderfully creative, and the wedding had an Alice in Wonderland theme. It was fantastic. Below are just a tiny sample of the designs she created.

So what else? Well, I’m going to enter a few competitions. I’ve never really tried the world of competitions but a few have tickled my fancy.

The Mslexia Novel Competition – details can be found HERE.

The Mail on Sunday – Start-of-novel competition. Details can be found HERE on Womag’s blog. Thank you Womag!

The Best Short Story Competition. Thanks to Suz for her help voucher gathering!


Ooh, and do help yourself to cake!



Patsy said...

Congratulations! And thanks for the cake - I like cake.

Caroline said...

Yay on your 21st sale! A great achievement. I've got the tokens for the best competition - just need to think of a story! Caroline x p.s don't know if it's just me, but your blogger background was really difficult to read (sorry!)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Amanda .. congratulations on your 21st story sale .. that's wonderful - definitely something to celebrate with a deliciously gungy iced cake .. yummy! Cheers Hilary

Debs Carr said...

Blimey, that's incredible. Congratulations to you!

Your daughter-in-law is so creative, I'll bet the wedding was wonderful.

Karen said...

Ah to be 21 again!

Congratulations all round, and here's to the next 21 sales :o)

Kath said...

Congratulations, Amanda, that's a real achievement! xx

Diane Fordham said...

CONGRATULATIONS! And a toast to many more sales!Hopefully Patsy hasn't eaten all the cake, lol, because I like cake too... :-)

Amanda said...

Thanks Patsy! :-)

Good luck entering the Best competition, Caroline x And I’ll have to look into my background!

Thank you, Hilary!

Thank you, Debs, I still remember announcing my very first sale! I’d only been blogging a short while, and you congratulated me! :-))

Ooh, thanks, Karen. I need to start writing a few methinks!!

Awh, thanks Kath XX

I’ve saved you a bit, Diane :-) and thank you!


Flowerpot said...

That sounds like wonderful achievements on all fronts Mandy! Good luck with the competitions too - I am enterig the Mslexia one bu thadnt heard about the MOS one so thanks for that.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 21st! May you have many more.
Good luck with the comps!

Shirley Wells said...

Many congratulations, Amanda! Happy 21st and here's to the next hundred...

Your daughter-in-law is amazingly creative. Yes, of course I enlarged the pictures. I spotted the Lindt chocolate bunnies. Yum. ;)

Thanks for finding me at my new place. I'm not sure why I haven't been finding you. I've signed in and followed on my new profile now so I'll hopefully keep up.

Colette McCormick said...

Congratulations on the sale and the new daughter-in-law.

Talli Roland said...

Congrats, congrats! That's fantastic!

And many congrats to your son on his marriage. It looks like it was a fantastic wedding.

Amanda said...

Thanks FP – and good luck entering Mslexia!

Thank you, Gail. :-)

Hello, Shirley – and thank you! Yes they are Lindt chocolate bunnies, and very nice too. Your new place is very swish! I had trouble linking you to my side-bar, but will have another go in two tics!

Thank you, Colette! :-)

Yes it was a fantastic wedding, Talli – thank you!


Amanda said...

Ooh, I've managed to link to you now, Shirley - yay! :-)

Suzanne Jones said...

Congratulations x 21 :0)

Isn't your new daughter-in-law clever.

And lots of luck for those competitions.


Shirley Wells said...

Thank you so much for linking me on your sidebar!

I'm still stuck on those Lindt bunnies ... may have to go and get one. Or two... ;)

Amanda said...

Thank you, Suz xx

My pleasure, Shirley. Yes, those bunnies were very yummy! :-)