Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Vote for my novel and Party

Picture of Lamorna Cove taken on Monday for new walks book.

Today the first 3000 words of my novel FOUR LEFT FEET will be showcased on the Novelicious website. Please comment and vote for me! It’s a long time since I wrote the first draft of this book, and so much has happened since. But a startling amount of what I wrote has come true… The ending might be pushing it, but you never know, eh? One of these days….

And back to Cornish life in the here and now. My party was, I’m glad to say, a great success. I’d asked everyone to bring a bottle and some food, which took a lot of the pressure off me, and Deb and Rich came to help me set things up in the afternoon and help choose what I was going to wear.

After that, the evening just took care of itself which was great. I know a lot of people who don’t necessarily know each other, but according to one friend, “It was jumping” which was as a party should be. Better still, by the end of it I walked into the kitchen to find two friends doing the washing up, and Deb and Rich helped me clear up so by the following morning there was hardly anything to do. Wonderful.

I was pretty tired the next day, but all in a good cause… And despite an overflowing recycling box of bottles, I have about 6 bottles of wine left over. Time for another party I think……

Talking of which, my sister in law from Vermont (Pip’s sister) is coming on Friday to stay. It will be a bittersweet time as it’s the first time she’s been over since he died. A few tears to start with methinks…..

21 comments:

Chris Stovell said...

Will do, Sue! Berlimey - I can't get over the amount you are packing in these days; holding your own party is a pretty courageous thing to do. Glad it was such a success, well done!

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Chris! Having a party didnt seem courageous but it was great fun!

datacreata said...

So glad you had a great party and have lovely friends who were happy to wash and help clear up.

Shame you live so....far away, I might have been tempted to nip in:)

Flowerpot said...

Datacreata - of course you would have been welcome!

Melissa Marsh said...

Ah...an evening with friends, food, and wine. Doesn't get much better than that! Am off to go check out your novel entry...

Flowerpot said...

Melissa - I agree about good evenings. Thanks for checking the novel entry...

Akelamalu said...

Glad to hear your party went well and what lovely friends you have!

Will get around to writing about our visit to your part of GB soon. x

Flowerpot said...

Ak - look forward to reading your account of Cornwall holiday!

Rena George said...

I like the sound of your friends. Flowerpot. The party didn't sound too bad, either.
I've just been checking out your novel. Great stuff. Lots of luck with that. x

Jenny Beattie said...

Wow; I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

I couldn't get onto Novelicious yesterday but everytime Deb's links in FB, I get excited it might be yours! I will definitely go and vote! xx

Flowerpot said...

Rena - It was a great party and thanks for checking out my novel!

Flowerpot said...

JJ - thanks for having a go and for voting. You star!

ADDY said...

Loved what I could read of the novel and will vote. Hope the time with your sister-in-law will be cathartic for you both.

ADDY said...

Loved what I could read of the novel. Hope your meeting with sister-in-law will be cathartic for you both.

Flowerpot said...

Thanks, Addy - how cheering. Yes I'm sure Shelagh's stay will be lovely.

Philipa said...

Hope your visit goes well and glad you had a lovely party. I have to wait until I get to a library as my daily limit is quite low but I will - I'm looking forward to reading your book :)

Flowerpot said...

Phil - many thanks indeed, all round! x

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I am really looking forward to reading your book! I loved the first 3000 words, love the descriptions and intrigued by the storyline.

Best of luck with it.
CJ x

Flowerpot said...

Thanks CJ - that's very cheering news!

Talli Roland said...

Oh no! I missed voting for you - I'm so sorry! Wishing you best of luck and keeping everything crossed. I'm glad your party went well!

Flowerpot said...

Thanks, Talli!