Poetry 24 is now in the hands of 3... possibly 4, who can tell?... new editors. This will free up some time in the new year. If you've a poetic bone in your body, support this unique eZine by sending your news-related poems.
Conversely, I've taken on the running of the Festival of Firsts International Poetry Competition next year, and will be doing publicity for the festival, which will take up a fair bit of time between now and July.
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Conversely, I have lost a stone in weight - largely thanks to the MyFitnessPal which is online too, but I use the app on the iPad.
I have had another 30 or so rejections.
Conversely, hot on the heals of winning Sefton (what a raffle, that was!) I came second in the Voices Israel competition (scroll down to the second poem... just after the one about having sex with the washing machine repair man*).
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Conversely part of it is already out in hard back and on Kindle as part of Pulp Idol - Firsts 2012 where the top ten finalists of the novel-writing competition have their first chapter published as a promotional tool.
Oh, and I've been on a week-long training course, of which more anon. Conversely that 'at risk' letter and budget talks put a question mark over the whole library service.
I must apologise for not visiting other blogs recently - as you see, there's been an overlap between finishing and starting (see above) plus work on the house involving moving and sorting a LOT of stuff. Hope to be back in circulation soon.
Didn't do one this year, but here's last year's: 10 Great Gifts for Writers
* Note to self: my washing machine needs some attention too