Hello and welcome to my Little Willow blog, well welcome to those who might stumble across it anyway as I have yet to give this address to anyone :) I thought I might try and see how I get along with just writing in it first. It's all a lot of random stuff, but hey, hopefully there'll be something interesting for people

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Assignment 4

I think I'm all sorted with the accessories I need to construct my article (some construction literally required, not just of the writing kind!) and price wise I should do ok with as well so yay for that. I just need to get around to actually doing it now. Thhis weekend is the bank holiday so my aim is to have finished it, ok let me re-phrase that, my aim is have started it and preferably be well into it, if not finished. That seems like a much more accurate, if vague, statement :) We'll see how I get on with that anyway.

Once I finish this assignment, I'll be almost halfway through the non-fiction assignments, which is something to be celebrated and commended I think.

Regarding trying to get things published, I've started falling behind with keeping on top of it. I did really well a couple of weeks ago and got a fair few things sent off or sent enquiries regarding submission guidelines etc, but I've not been very good at following it all up. So yet another aim for the weekend I think. I did receive a reply from Sainsbury's Magazine just to say they had sent it on to the correct department (despite me sending it to the email address given in the magazine!) and told me someone would be in touch if they wanted to follow it up - although I don't think a reader's letter is something to be followed up but hey, what do I know? And I had a reply from Writing Magazine to say they read my letter with interest and were considering it for their letters page - which to be fair I think is a standard reply letter to anyone who attempts to contribute. As I'm writing this, I'm getting a strong sense of deja vu so I apologise if I have already mentioned this.

Anyway wish me luck with finishing my assignment this weekend and see you all on the other side :-)


  1. Hey I hope this weekend is going well for you and being nice and productive. I was wondering, regarding your submissions, are you just remembering what you've sent and where? Or are you actually keeping a note. It might be an idea to keep a date diary of things you submit and dates you need to chase them up (if you're not already doing it lol). Oh and I'm quite intrigued by the construction required :p x

  2. Hello. Yes weekend is nice thanks - how about you? Did you enjoy Hairspray? I really liked it :)

    As for being productive, I've completed the 'construction' part of it, now I just have to write it up :(

    Nope, I have a whole little spreadsheet set up for it with where I sent it (inc email addresses), what I sent, date I sent, whether it was rejected or accepted and any comments that might have been made - oh and potential payment if any. But thank you for sneding me the advice anyway cos if I hadn't been doing that, I would have kicked myself :)
    ps. the construction is a nappy cake :)

  3. I enjoyed it also thanks :) I LOVED Hairspray, in fact I'm gonna email you about it in a minute :p
    And I'm glad you're already keeping a note of things, though I'm not surprised cause you is a bright girl (contrary to my last comment on your other post :p). And ooh nappy cake! hehe x