Thursday, 29 July 2010

Writing again..sort of

I know I am not currently a member of Novel Racers but I wanted to drop by to share a little bit of news with you all as the Racers have given me a lot of inspiration and a little shove when I needed it. I am not currently writing a novel but I still have the desire to write. Recently my life has been all consumed by being an Expat. I decided that I needed to do something to keep myself busy when my kids start school in 2 weeks as I am not allowed to do any paid work. So I wrote to the local community newspaper and asked them if I could write a column for them about being an Expat in the town. I gave them the link to my blog so they could see my style of writing and also give them a chance to get to know a bit about me. I have just received an email back saying they are interested in me writing for them and could I send them a sample column! They've sent me guidelines to adhere to and are looking forward to me submitting something. Hopefully they will like it and I will have a regular column in the newspaper. If I do get to write for them I will be sure to keep any clippings as you never know, it could lead to more writing opportunities.

10 comments:

Leatherdykeuk said...

Well done you!

Karen said...

That's brilliant news Sarah, well done and good luck with it :o)

Bluestocking Mum said...

That is excellent news Sarah - well done you! There is no such thing as luck...you make your own luck. ANd it will be something to add on your bio when the novel is ready to go to an agent!

warm wishes
Debbie

Annieye said...

Very well done. It just goes to show that a writer should use every opportunity, and not just sit around waiting for it to happen. Good for you!

Flowerpot said...

Well done you and a very good place to start!

Graeme K Talboys said...

That's great. Well done.

JJ Beattie said...

That's great news Sarah, well done. It all helps to build a writing CV.

Debs said...

That's brilliant, Sarah. Congratulations and all the very best of luck with it. Nothing is ever wasted.

Captain Black said...

That's great news. Before you know it you'll be hooked back into writing novels again.

Denise said...

A column is great, good for you. I tried pitching one to my local paper but got no response, then they got someone else to write one using my ideas, grrr!