Thursday, 31 January 2008

The people that can

Yesterday I met an amazing group of people. I felt like I already knew several of them from their blogs and Sunday morning chats but they were even lovelier in person. It was great to look forward to a day out and have it turn out even better than I could have expected. None of them were rabbits I hasten to add, in case the picture is confusing you. These are Honey and Humbug, mid destruction as is their way. Honey likes to pose for the camera, Humbug just likes to eat as much magazine as possible before it's taken off her. Paper is the poor relation of cables, furniture and loose plaster when it comes to snacking.

My revolting cold has kept me off work and I just hope I didn't infect anyone yesterday! I managed to do a a fair bit of talking despite the dreaded gunge doing its best to remove my voice. Listening to everyone's enthusiasm for their writing was a real buzz and I can't wait to see the stories and novels they produce. Being around other writers is always the best incentive to get on with my editing as well. It's taken me far too many years to write this novel and it's time it got out there.

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Seems like the day to start

I've been thinking about starting a blog for a while and today I finally got past the ultimate hurdle - coming up with a title. Today is also the day I go to London to meet up with up a group of people I only know via their blogs and the wannabe chatroom on a Sunday morning. I got some odd looks at work when I told them why I had the day off. I think they rank people who write with those living statues you see in the high street or the mad old lady with 50 cats.

I must admit I got the blog title from one of my rabbits, Humbug. I'm sure Honey will feature in enough pictures on here in the future not to feel too neglected. It also seems appropriate because sometimes I wonder if I really am just writing nonsense. I'm currently editing my first novel which brings the scary stuff that much closer...sending it to agents. Must go and get ready or I shall miss my train!