Submission Madness

In "the Secret Life of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4", by the hilarious Sue Townsend, Adrian's class is on a field trip when the bus driver, driven to the ends of his nerves, submits to motorway madness. All of the kids arrive home safely, but shaken, and the bus driver gets a well-deserved rest. We've all…

Day Three #3DayNovel

Yikes! Is that 8:22 already? Foggy day to go with my brain. It's been days of sitting, dwelling in my head, I still have miles to go before the story ends, and my fingers just aren't fast enough to get them all in. Haven't had a decent meal except for dinner the last two days…

#3daynovel : dawn of day two

It's early morning, day two. I've just been up to drive my son to the airport for his year away in Istanbul. So I'm feeling foggy from the early hour, blue because I miss my darling boy already, and tired. The fogginess matches my story. It's coming together, slowly. I have my character, my intro…

Pulling a mate from a candy machine

Okay, I know my kids don't want me writing about this. So they should perhaps skip this post entirely. I just read Anne Lamott's excellent article in Salon.com about her year on Match.com :http://www.salon.com/2013/03/31/my_year_on_match_com/ I could identify with it all. The men who are not as described, the ones who never call again, the ones…