Notable failures of the week

There’s not much to blog about, in this author’s life. Basically, what isn’t ordinary housewife stuff like sick children and the soul crushing horror of cookery can be summed up as ‘sat down and made up stories for hours.’ It’s not a dramatic life, and that’s the way I prefer it.

A list of this week’s failures goes like this:

Failed to do the grocery shopping. Nothing in the house for dinner. Action – ignore and hope DH orders pizza.

Failed to teach Sutton Masque to dance Tinners Rabbit, despite it being the simplest dance ever, because nobody could actually decide how it went. Action – ignore and see if it gets better next week.

Failed to do any gardening, as the garden needs too much work. Conclusion – task is too big for me. Action – ignore and call it ‘rustic’.

Failure – Spent Tuesday in bed with food poisoning. Better by Wednesday. Action needed – none.

Failure – Made traditional medicinal springtime tonic tea out of the handful of cleavers I pulled out of the garden. Result – horrible. Action – never do that again.

Failure – Tried again to like Battlestar Galactica, as stories about small military societies having adventures inside great big war machines (like battleships and Lancaster bombers) are totally my thing. Result – no, I still don’t like it. Action – none proposed.

Successes of the week:

A publisher has asked to see the full manuscript of The Glass Floor, after being sent the first three chapters in submission. Keep your fingers crossed for me that this doesn’t also turn out to be a failure.

A lovely review of The Reluctant Berserker on Elin Gregory’s site. Thanks Elin! That made up for all of the above :)


Comments (7)

Alex BeecroftMarch 16th, 2014 at 11:12 am

Oh yes, I’ve had nettle tea before and thought it wasn’t so bad. This was much worse :)

Alex BeecroftMarch 16th, 2014 at 11:13 am

Nettles are not bad in stew, btw. Sort of like slightly furry spinach.

Alex BeecroftMarch 16th, 2014 at 11:13 am

Oh, and thank you!

Susann JulievaMarch 16th, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Good luck! *fingers crossed*

Alex BeecroftMarch 16th, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Thank you!

Sandra LindseyMarch 17th, 2014 at 6:48 am

Great news on The Glass Floor. I shall keep as many appendages crossed as I’m able to!

Alex BeecroftMarch 17th, 2014 at 7:24 am

Thank you :D

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