Friday, 23 November 2007
A bad news day
This could have been the woods where I walked with a friend on Wednesday - the colours are so vibrant at the moment, like a child's painting. And I felt this was cheering on a grey autumn day.
I’ve been talking about Arthur and Jane with various friends of the writing fraternity and the general consensus of opinion is that the internet is not a safe place to publish it. There is no copyright on ideas and I can’t afford to expose my story to misuse.
So I’m afraid that that’s the last bit of Arthur for the time being. I will continue writing it however and maybe one day it will end up in the shops – I hope. Very many thanks to all of you for your comments and your encouragement that this is a story you wanted to hear. That is most important of all.
I’ve just had a call from a friend whose husband was made redundant yesterday afternoon. She’s in shock, as you can imagine.
‘I’m all hormonal and weepy,’ the poor thing said. ‘I woke up this morning and thought – waterproof or normal mascara? Luckily I settled for waterproof.’
So for anyone else who is going through a rough time, I found the following very cheering. And for all of those writers among us, this is now my motto!
''Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Enjoy your weekend.