Thursday, March 29, 2012


Today felt like a good day for change! So welcome to my new look. At least it gives me a topic to blog on! (Yes, I've been scraping the barrel for ideas lately!)

On a more positive note I finished a short story I had begun last year, just in time for our latest competition at the local writers' workshop. Results will be announced on April 11th at our AGM. Which means it is a year since I put up my hand to be president of our group. Time certainly flies.

In my last post I talked about beginnings and that is what I am in the thick of at the moment. I'm almost at the end of the first chapter on my total re-write of Blackbird. It's coming out as a quite different story and that really is good news.  The essence is the same, but it's a more 'together' story. Progress is slow, but sometimes that is just the way it is. 

In other news, I've joined Goodreads. I'm finding it a great way to find new books, read reviews and keep a track of my TBR pile. If you haven't visited yet, it's worth a perusal.

As I'm learning Italian, there's a pile of historical novels set in Italy that I want to read. I'm quite familiar with the art history, but not the political history. All I really know is this family called Medici ....

And now that leads on nicely to a good excuse for another wonderful Italian picture.

Volterra, Italy.


  1. Lots happening for you here. Love that picture and your new blog design. Light and vintage-like? Very cool.

    I joined Goodreads last year, but I haven't been in since; it's swamped with so much information I just get dizzy. I do intend to return sometime soon though. Still got to get Pinterest going - SO MUCH TO DO??? ;)

  2. Glad you like the new look - almost as good as a haircut! :)

    There certainly is a lot to see on Goodreads. I've got an invite to Pinterest, but haven't taken the plunge. As you say - there's too much to do!!!!

    Keep up the good writing!

  3. I like your new design. I'm going to look and see that we are friends on goodreads. I use that site to find new books and post most of my reviews.

    1. I'll look out for you on Goodreads. You may not find me as I'm on under my 'real' name - Sue McMillan. JT is my pen name.

      Have a great weekend Clarissa!

  4. I love the new look! Good luck with your re-writing ... You sound very busy!

    1. Thanks Kay. I must say I'm feeling very busy at the moment!