On Tuesday, we enjoyed our writing group's annual awards meeting and evening dinner. It's a lovely tradition - a later afternoon meeting where we read a short piece to a particular theme, either original or written by someone else. Then our annual cups and prizes are awarded for the winners of that year's in-house competitions (I was third in the children's story). After a short break, we enjoy much chat over dinner.
This was our second year at a local equestrian centre in the nearby countryside so our theme for reading was 'the countryside'. I was impressed that so many members had written an original piece for the day - and every one of them was excellent. I took the easy way out (NaNo was my excuse!) and read a short amusing extract from 'Jude the Obscure' about an escaping pig and country girl Arabella's enticement of Jude. Made me want to read the novel again as it's some years since I studied it.
This evening, I'm off to the debut book launch of one of my daughter's friends. Should be fun. Once I've read it, I shall profile 'Viking Gold' on one of my blogs eventually. So, on with some more writing before the evening gallavanting again!