I've just realised that if I don't blog today, tomorrow or Tuesday, I won't have blogged at all in October...and I've been trying to blog at least once a month...so I've made it in the nick of time!
So what news, book-wise? Well, a couple of weeks ago, Manchester University's student newspaper - the Mancunion - reviewed my book (see: http://mancunion.com/2017/09/25/review-two-hundred-short-stories-helen-keeling-marston/). In the review, Ayesha talked about how my book's a good book for students to dip into in between lectures - and this made me think about when else might be a good time to read one, or more, of my very short stories...and so I've come up with the following list:
(1) Before falling asleep at night (although hopefully there isn't a causal link between reading my stories and falling asleep).
(2) While commuting (i.e. train or bus commuting (I don't recommend reading my book while driving; that wouldn't end well)).
(3) While a passenger in a car (NB: if you're a driving instructor, please ignore this particular suggestion).
(4) While waiting for an interview, when you're trying to remain calm.
(5) While having a bath (NB: probably wouldn't work so well in the shower).
If I can think of any others, I'll let you know. Let me know your suggestions too.
In other, non-book-related news, I've been day-job-working in the States recently, which has been good, and, charity-wise, I spent part of Friday finding out about Guildford Rowing Club's Adaptive Rowing Squad, which is fab. If you live near Guildford and want to try out adaptive rowing, get in touch with the club. In a similar vein, if you live near Guildford and fancy doing some volunteering for a great club, also get in touch with them.
Right, hope everyone's well and I'll endeavour to post again soon :)