A Sunday Roundup
It’s been a busy couple of days, so I just thought I’d bring you all up to date with what’s been going on with me, and with some friends from around the blogosphere:
- The first piece of news is that I was interviewed for a Scottish newspaper, Scotland on Sunday, on my research for my phd. It was an interesting experience, but quite disconcerting. I’m used to being in control of my words, and so to relinquish that power was really quite unnerving. Anyway, you can check it out here, if you want to see the result.
- Robert Hruzek has announced the WILF topic for April and it is…. Odd Jobs. If you’ve never participated in one of Robert’s writing projects, then I encourage you to have a go this month. It’s a great way to meet new bloggers, and you will almost certainly be entertained by the entries that you read. I’ve joined in the last 2 months (which you can read here and here) and only have positive things to say about my experience.
- Joanna Young, over at Confident Writing, has launched her new theme for the month of April, which is POWER. She’s got quite a lot planned with an emphasis on participation, so you should head over there now to see how you can become involved. She’s looking for guest posts, power tweets and linked posts on the theme. Joanna is such a generous, hospitable blogger, that I can assure you, should you join in, you’ll get so much out of your participation.
- If photography is more your thing, then you’ll want to check out Graham’s April photo challenge. This month is a bit of a tricky one, in that he has set the theme of the 7 deadly sins. I think there’s a lot of potential for fun in this theme, though, so why not give it a whirl!
- I was included in a post by Karen Swim which celebrated Good People Day. She said such lovely things, which I so appreciate. You should go and check out her blog, as she is such a friendly, generous soul and that really comes through in her writing.
- And lastly, Nenette at Simply Sweet Living, tagged me with the 123 book tag. The rules are:
1. Pick up the nearest book of at least 123 pages.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.
OK, so the first 2 books I picked up had no text whatsoever on p123. The third was Alice Munro’s The Beggar Maid, and on p123 I found: “She dressed exclusively in old clothes of Clifford’s. Old pants that didn’t quite zip up on her because her stomach had never flattened out after Adam, and frayed white shirts Clifford had once worn for performances.” I won’t tag anyone specifically, but if you fancy having a go, feel free!
Right, well, I think that’s us up to date now. What’s your news?