Despite the fact I am madly jobhunting, I am rather proud to admit that yesterday I actually finished Draft 2 of The Article (I know - don't all cheer at once!) It reads better, is tighter and is much less me and much more them so feeling very pleased with it. Furthermore, I contacted Writing Magazine earlier and pitched it. So I am now officially in the Next Stage. Watch this space. Had a good Young Writers session today, too - but if you want to find out more about that you'll need to look at http://addiscombeyoungwriters.blogspot.co.uk
Want to find out what's happening since Billy-Nomates stuck his oar in? Well - basically - zilch. Microsoft answered my Customer Services message, sent via their Customer Services site and, guess what? They sent me a list of links, none of which have actually helped and one of which simply took me straight back to, yep, you've guessed it - Billy-Nomates who, it seems, is desperate to receive my credit card details. So then I tried contacting Hotmail. But haven't heard from them. So am now stuck. All my contacts in the writing world are under that email address, and I can't retrieve any of them. I think this is where I may have to admit defeat. I refuse to yield to Mr Nomates. My credit card number is certainly not visiting him any time soon! I guess I shall just have to start rebuilding my Contacts list from scratch. And this time, I might even write them down somewhere so that I am never in this situation again.
And now a quick question. Has anybody reading this ever successfully e-published a book? If so, please tell me all about it. Does it work for you? Are you earning anything from ut? Was it terribly complicated to do? Do you get any feedback? Sorry - just realised that was five questions so maybe I should learn to count? Nah ... I have always said my gift lies in words not numbers. Me and Numbers fell out the first time I saw that maths teach whack a kid round the back of the head. I can't think of any other reason for the head of the maths department to agree when I asked her not to enter me for my maths CSE way back when. But my English teacher thought I was brilliant. I even asked for extra homework ... yes, I really did! See you again soon.