Monday, 4 February 2013

On my (virtual) travels

Today I'm over at Maria's being interrogated asked nicely about how I ever came to get published and about A Year and a Day. I hope you'll visit me there and not just because there's a chance to win a free copy of my book.

In real life I'm grounded (like these black headed gulls) for a few more weeks, but I hope to be off in the van quite soon.

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  1. Hi Patsy. I went over and read your guest blog -It's interesting to read that you started writing in the same way as me. As I said on Maria's blog, I am still at the short story stage - but I am certainly looking to do something longer in the future (although it probably won't be for many years yet!)

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    1. You might find that a story you work on is to big to fit into a short format and that the characters won't leave your head. If that happens you'll have no choice but to write a novel.

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  2. Just been over to Maria's and read your guest blog, it was really interesting hearing how you work. A year and a day sounds really good too I'm going to have to get it, it sounds like its just up my street. :-)

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    1. I'm biased of course, but I do think it's a good read!

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  3. Awwww - great to read more about your new book!! Take care
    x

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  4. Hi Patsy .. went on over - Maria asked you some good questions ... and it was interesting how you got started - writing is obviously in your blood ..

    .. and when you think you're coming this way ... and may have time to stop ... lets see if we can meet up .... sometime - no rush!! Cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary, it'd be great to meet up - I think you're in Sussex?

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  5. Great photo, they're quite tame aren't they? We have crows that are the size of cats almost outside our shop. They live on mars bars and jelly sweets that the kids drop. I'm sure they have adhd:) The crows I mean, not the kids, mind you...

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    1. I suspect they think people are quite tame. These ones watch as we dare to get quite close and they've taught us to bring them chips and bits of bread. Sometimes I watch them scoffing what people throw for them and wonder if they'll be able to take off.

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  6. Loved the interview :-) Also love gulls. Have you ever tried throwing food in the air and watching them catch it on the wing - keeps me, er I mean kids happy for ages ;-) x

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    1. I have done that ... to entertain passing children obviously :-) Do you ever try to pick out a particular bird to feed?

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  7. Great interview, and reassuring that I'm not the only one who doesn't get too worried if the story doesn't go where I thought it should.
    The book is on my to-read list now. :-)

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    1. That's what I like to here, Carol! Hope you like it.

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  8. Congratulations on an interesting blog Patsy, enjoyed it no end. No point worrying about what you cannot change or have control over. It will all work out in the end, win some, lose some. Law of averages say you will win as many as you lose. Good luck, fingers crossed.

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    1. Thanks, Jane.

      I do try not to worry about things I can't control and often that works.

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