I really enjoy doing this but it is time consuming. I've adjudicated many over the years for other writing groups and for the Scottish Association of Writers conference and people are used to me giving a full critique! I must say, the winning story was one of the best I have read for a long time and I was not surprised to hear the author had been published before. A good standard overall.
Husband and I took the chance to have a couple of days revisiting our old area in the Scottish west coast - a whirlwind tour of some of our favourite spots. Then we stopped off in Glasgow on the way back home to have lunch at our favourite Chinese restaurant. Since it was the school break here, we also took our granddaughter out for a day to Edinburgh which was tiring but fun.
******To get me back into the writing world, I've just sent out my Autumn newsletter which has a free read of one of the short stories from my End of the Road collection. If you wish to subscribe to the newsletter, just pop your name in the box at the side of the blog and once joined, you'll receive a small short story collection, Romantic Encounters.
******From Monday 22nd until Friday 26th October inclusive, my two Regency novels, Dangerous Deceit and Midwinter Masquerade, will be only 99p (99c) each on Amazon countdown, in the UK and US.
I'll try and keep more up to date here, but since it's coming up to my birthday, I'll be out galivanting here and there enjoying lunches out with family and friends!