Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring is here!

I can't believe it's been so long since I last blogged. I'm now in the middle of writing copy for the third edition of The Advertiser and have just finished a really interesting article about pregnancy and birth in the Dordogne. I have a lot of niggles about life in France but you really cannot fault the standard of healthcare; this is great of course but from a journalistic point of view it does make articles on the subject look a bit one sided!

I'm also waiting with bated breath to see if the publishers like the first three chapters of my book. I'm itching to get on with it, to get it finished and to get it in the shops!

I've received a lot of messages of support from other writers recently and want to say a big thank you to any who I haven't managed to reply to - at certain times of the month my inbox just fills up. I try to put personal messages to one side but the system doesn't always work.

At a time when newspapers are on the decline, with titles folding all the time, I feel very lucky to be riding a curious wave of good fortune here in France. A few months ago, when it became clear French News was about to fold I must admit I did feel pretty down on my luck. I guess that's life; you just have to keep the faith and take it as it comes. To anyone out there waiting to get published or facing an uncertain future in any field, just keep smiling and keep on keeping on.

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