Friday, 8 March 2013

My glamorous new life (Part 2 - The Catch)

Well that went well! And the good news (he informs me) is I can go on as many more photoshoots with him as I like.

I haven't been eating more cake than usual but I was wearing more clothes than usual - two pairs of trousers, three jumpers, a fleece, body warmer, padded coat, two hats and the lovely new boots and (high vis) jacket he promised me.

Anyway, on with the competitions ...

If you're LGBT and you've published three novels already you can enter this competition. It doesn't seem right to me that an author's sexuality should be a consideration but the organisers obviously don't agree.

If you can write the opening to the sequel of Navegator then you might win £100. First though you'll have to read the first book which costs £18 so although it's technically a free to enter competition it's not the best deal I've ever come across.

Here's a flash writing competition with $250 prize. Only 'catch' with this is that all the entries will be published on the blog. You might not mind that.


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  1. A photoshoot and in the new boots! You're all ready for the catwalk now, Patsy!

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  2. Very sexy, Patsy! BTW what is LGBT? And the closing date is today!

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    1. It's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, Frances. Can't see why anyone in those groups would automatically be a better or worse writer than anyone else, can you?

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  3. Out in the weather... cold, frozen clicker finger....I'm sure you are a comfort. Every photographer should have a good backup supporter. Lucky Gary. Meanwhile, are you mentally writing the next book if you get bored?

    Happy wife means happy life I hear!

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    1. I was plotting a story, Brenda. One involving grim things happening to a photographer! (At least, I'm sure he was worried that's what I was doing)

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  4. Hope the rate of pay is good - or was that the boots!

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    1. Not just the boots, L. There's the jacket too ...

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  5. Great photo! You look positively rugged, and ready to face whatever the elements throw at you. :)

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  6. I once got a stern reprimand for asking why we lesser mortals in the office couldn't be invited to a free LGBT lunch. However,I think the reprimand was more tongue in cheek, but it had to be done.

    Great outfit - you look more ready for a moon landing than a photoshoot.

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    1. I've never understood why people have to be treated differently because of such matters, Maggie.

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  7. I was to start with, Alex. By the end of the day the damp cold had worked its way threw all my layers. Maybe it'll be sunny next time?

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  8. Love that pic! And the boots are amazing!

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  9. Great clobber, and you get to be together, that's what love is all about. I'm sure you were thinking up your next novel opening Patsy. Thanks for the links. I've just entered the silver boomer 'waiting' one you blogged about ages ago.

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    1. Gary did keep reminding me how lucky I was to be with him all day!

      Good luck with the Silver Boomer sub.

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    1. I'm going to have to post one of me working in the summer, just to prove I'm not really that shape, aren't I?

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  11. Hmm nice hat Patsy. See now you're a full time writer you can spend more time with your other half. Bonus.
    Agree on the restricted competitions. I'm not a fan of those for women only either, but of course I still enter them. Such a hypocrite!

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    1. Aren't I a lucky girl, Tracy?

      You'd think writing would be one area where people could be judged on their work, not their looks, age, sex, beliefs etc wouldn't you? I don't get why readers would care about all that stuff as long as they enjoyed the story, but it seems some competition organisers and publishers think that's what is important.

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  12. No one will miss you in that outfit, Patsy. But think of all the story ideas that will come your way in the meantime.
    Have fun.

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    1. Everyone was dressed in similar gear, Carol so I didn't stand out too much.

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  13. It looks like you were set for a tough day Patsy!I hope all the layers kept you warm.

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    1. I was warm until it got dark - the novelty was wearing off by then!

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    1. Yep, the butch builder look really works for me, Vikki!

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  15. Perfect Patsy... Me finks you could spark a new trend, especially with the diabolical weather of rain, sleet, snow and fog we've had so far this month down in the south!

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    1. My outfit was certainly weather appropriate, JJ.

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