Just when I needed cheering up, I've had a couple of short story acceptances from The Weekly News and I've won a short story competition in Prima (although the photo they've used is of someone else!)
I also have a short story in February's Woman's Weekly Fiction Special - along with several of my writing friends. Yesterday I wrote a new story I'm quite pleased with, and a 100 worder for a competition.
The sun is shining too - so I went out in the garden this morning and found more to smile about.
Essay writing might not be quite the thing for me either. I do struggle when I'm forced to stick with the facts.
A short story, that's more like it! There's not much time though and it does look like they might want sex in it. Better make it a quickie then! (sorry)