Well I made it back from Wales. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t always as good as in the photo I’ve posted. But we had a lovely time anyway. We went for lots of walks in various places with our dog who, as I’m sure you can imagine, had a whale of a time. The weather may not have been perfect, but we explored the Welsh countryside which was beautiful and there were plenty of gorgeous unspoilt beaches and towns. The beaches were especially lovely – miles of golden sand stretching into the distance towards the azure sea. I’m always impressed by how well kept everything is in Pembrokeshire; it’s all neat and tidy and nothing is unkempt.
Unlike last year, this time I decided to take my laptop with me so I could do a little bit of work on my writing. I was also able to reply to a few bloghop messages which was really nice. In theory I could have joined in the weekly bloghops I do (WIPpet Wednesday and Thursday’s Children) but the connection was through my husband’s smartphone and wasn’t very strong so I didn’t want to risk it.
Anyway, in the end I got quite a lot done on my writing. I’ve been amending my last story in preparation for publication. Two Twitter friends have read it for me and made lots of suggestions for how I could improve on it. So I’m currently going through it and changing bits in line with their comments. I’m pleased with how much I managed to get done while I was away, especially seeing as I haven’t done any work on it since we got back. I’ve been so busy catching up with washing and housework in general as well as returning to my usual routine. Phew!
I said in my last post that I’d had an interview for a job. Unfortunately I didn’t get it, but I’m trying to be philosophical about it – after all it’s good experience for me, especially as I haven’t done many interviews. I don’t like the nervousness that I find I have before and during an interview. I get so scared; my insides feel like mush and I can get a little shaky. But it’s a necessary process of course if I want to get a job.
However, not getting the job at least means that for the moment I can devote plenty of time to my writing. So this week I’m definitely taking part in WIPpet Wednesday and Thursday’s Children. This week there’ll be no stopping me! This week I will dazzle you all with my writing prowess!! All right, maybe not the last one. 😉 But anyway, I’ll be back and contributing once more. I’m really looking forward to catching up with you all and reading your amazing work.