Thursday, 10 November 2011

An Interlude

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!



Joanna said...

That sounds like a lovely evening, Rosemary, and congratulations for doing so well in the competition.

I'm glad you've reminded me of Hardy.I liked Return Of The Native when we studied Hardy at school. I really should re-read it.

Have a lovely evening at the book launch and best of luck to your daughter's friend with her debut. And good luck with today's writing, especially NaNo!

Joan Fleming said...

Yes, it was a lovely evening, Rosemary. You did well in the children's story.
Enjoy the launch of Viking Gold - you're having a busy week!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hi Joanna - thanks again for your support! The launch was lovely (blogging on my Flights of Imagination about it). Hope you're getting on well with your novel.

Hi Joan - thanks. Busy indeed!

Patsy said...

What a lovelt tradition your writing group has - sounds like lots of fun.

myraduffy said...

EW is such a good group for writers... very supportive. And we do have postal members!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Patsy - definitely fun!

Absolutely, Myra!