Sunday, 21 December 2014

Making Lists
I'm definitely a list person. Writing a blog post has been on one of my lists for a while! Over the last week or so, I've made:

  • a Christmas card list - all ticked and posted
  • a present list - all bought and many have been packed
  • a general to-do list 
It's always good to see the list of things to-do get shorter and items get ticked off but this time of year as soon as one thing is done, another gets added! I'm looking forward to all the family arriving tomorrow and can't wait to share our grandsons' excitement in the build up to Christmas Day itself.

Recently, I've made a couple of other types of lists too. 

On November 30th, I travelled to Worcester for the launch of the Fifty Flashes of Fiction. This is the new anthology of entries in the Worcestershire LitFest & Fringe’s Flash Fiction competition in which I made the long-list. Congratulations to the winner, Linda Daunter I recognised Linda's name from her blog and Alfie Dog Fiction so it was lovely to meet her in person. It was the first literary event I'd been to and I was surprised how nervous I was when I read out my story.

On the same day, the winner of the Alfie Dog Fiction Short Story Competition was announced. Congratulations to the winner, Lori Windsor Mohr, and to Vanessa Horn and Veronica Bright who came joint 2nd. Their stories may be downloaded from Alfie Dog from today. I was very pleased that my story 'Missing Without Trace' made the long-list in that competition too. 

You-know-who makes lists as well! I'm just hoping my name's on the right list......

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas! Thank you for your support throughout the year and see you in 2015.

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  1. I make quite a few lists too. It's nice to tick things off, isn't it?

    Wishing you a very happy Christmas and all the best for 2015.

    1. Yes, Patsy, it is. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and thanks for commenting.

  2. I'd be completely lost without my to-do lists, but I'm putting them aside for the next few days. We enjoyed an unofficial Christmas with family last weekend as our daughter might need to work on the actual day, so it will just be the two of us and a lazy, relaxed few days at home. But then I'll start on my New Year lists!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  3. I hope you enjoyed your Christmas, Linda, and thank you for commenting.