Sunday, 30 May 2010

All That Mullarkey, Awards & Moving On



I was thrilled when my copy of Sue Moorcroft's book arrived in the post this week and ended up reading All That Mullarkey in one sitting. So good. She writes so well and her hero (as with the one in her previous book, Starting Over, is still in my head. Well worth a read.






Thanks to DJ Kirkby for this fun award she gave me last week. Sorry I'm a little late posting it. Her Wordless Wednesday photos are brilliant and the comments hilarious. I love her blog.

After a few lurgy-filled days, I'm now feeling much better and working on my manuscript for the RNA's NWS. I have until the end of August to send this in, but want to submit it soon as the summer is always busy with visits from family and friends, so intend sending it off in about three/four weeks.

It's my last day at work on Thursday. It's going to feel strange moving on after nine years with the same people, but our company has made many acquisitions and in the years I've been there, we've moved offices twice and the number of employees has risen from about 25 to 180. So, having got used to different managers, directors, teams and systems, I don't think this change will be too difficult - she says hopefully. In fact, dare I say it, I'm quite excited, a little nervous too, and looking forward to getting the first week over with, but will be glad to get on with it.

16 comments:

Talli Roland said...

I must look into Sue's book! Looks great.

Glad to hear you're feeling better. Lurgy is horrible - especially in the summer.

Good luck with your MS! I submitted last year to the NWS and it was such a tremendous help.

Kaye Manro said...

That's funny about Wordless Wednesday!

Good luck with your MS, Debs. As much as you read and review, I can imagine how good you actually write! I can't wait to see your work published.

Moving on to a new job is not easy, but you seem really prepared, so it will be fine I'm sure, once you make the adjustment.

Have a great Sunday!

Faye said...

Oops! Thought you had already moved on to new job, Debs. It will be good to get that first week under your belt. Hope you soon discover a few good work pals who can help make that job move easier.

Another blog friend who will soon have writing published--that's exciting. We must all help you promote your work. I'll do a review for Tuesday Teaser book meme--get you exposure to maybe 20 potential readers! :-)

Chris Stovell said...

Good luck with both the new job and the NWS m/s. My copy of ATM has arrived and the cover is so pretty!

Debs said...

talli - NWS is brilliant and very helpful. I must get a move on with m/s and send it off.

kaye - I can't wait to see my work published too ;)

Hope you have a great weekend too.

faye - that will be brilliant, just as soon as I have something to promote. Thanks.x

chris - the cover is gorgeous and the book is wonderful. Loved it.

HelenMHunt said...

Good luck with the new job. I'm sure you'll settle in really well.

DJ Kirkby said...

I'm glad...that you're looking forward to your new job, that you love my blog , that your writing is going so well and that you're feeling better! xo

Debs said...

helen - thanks, I hope so.

dj - thanks.

Anna said...

The process of change is always the stickler. Happy new job to you!

Nishant said...

lad to hear you're feeling better.
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Annieye said...

Keeping everything crossed for your novel, Debs. The RNA has been brilliantly helpful to me. All the very best of luck for your first day in your new job, and congratulations on your success. I bought a copy of Sue's latest book on Saturday (and got it signed). I'm half way through 'Starting Over' and loving it. I agree - Sue is a star and her writing is vivid and original.

Amanda said...

I received my All that Mullarkey book the post this week too! :-)

Good luck with your changes, Debs.

LilyS said...

Glad you're feeling better and congrats on the award. I love WW!!

Lane said...

Glad you're feeling better Debs and good luck on your last day at work.

Also well done for planning on getting your NWS m/s in early. That seems like a very good plan.

TOM FOOLERY said...

Hope your last day went well :) TFx

Debs said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments. My last day was a little surreal, but went very well.