Wednesday, 25 January 2012


Today is a good day: a cheque in the post for a letter that Reader's Digest published- the second one.  Such tiny achievements must seem risible to writers who have got their career going, but right now, they mean the world to me.

I must start a a scrapbook with my first two 'published' letters, and my competition near-miss.  What encouragement to carry on firing out small pieces of writing over the next few difficult weeks, even though I can't wrestle with the big love!

I see now why one of the 11 tips to be a writer on my whiteboard is  'Get anything published: Create a career.' I wish I could remember whose tips they were! One of the first helpful books I read, no doubt.

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