Wednesday, March 04, 2009

More bits and bobs

This is definitely taking research too far… particularly the penultimate paragraph! So nearly a big ‘ouch’.

Liz has been to the Emirates Airlines International Festival of Literature in Dubai and she is doing some great write ups from her notes – go here to check out some more. This post, following a talk from Kate Mosse (in conversation with Paul Blezard) had me cheering loudly when I read Kate Mosse did not become a writer until she was 43! YAY TO THAT.

• And finally, gorgeous Angie has given me an award. I am very touched by her lovely words and those that come with the award.

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers."

I’d like to pass it on to Leigh, HelenMH and Karen.

• No doubt as a result of my smugness, there’s already a suspicious pile up of paper on my desk. EEEEK. How did that happen? Must deal with it; must deal, now! Breathe! Breathe...


liz fenwick said...

So pleased you are enjoying the posts. I took away so much much from all the sessions :-)


JJ Beattie said...

I am Liz; there were several things that resonated for me in that post in particular. The Picasso quote is superlative and so true. Also that who you are as a writer is different from you you are as a reader. I'd never thought about that idea before.

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to do them.

Angie said...

Forsyth's story was crazy (and I was baffled by his admission to previously funding a coup...)!
Glad you enjoyed the reward.
I'm off to check out Liz's posts. Cheers! xx

myshittytwenties said...

I love your blog! I really would love to live abroad with Leo, your children are so lucky to be able to go to school in Bangkok. I'll keep following!


Lane said...

Wow! to the F forsyth link! And as Angie said - he helped fund a coup??

Congrats on your award too:-)

Carol and Chris said...

Congrats on the's well deserved!!

C x

ChrisH said...

Berlimey, that is carrying research too far... Congratulations on the award and when you've finished your paperwork will you come and do mine :D!

JJ Beattie said...

Angie, thanks again for the lovely award. Can you believe that?

Emily, thank you so much. They are lucky (we all are) but I don't think Daughter realises that yet. I'm hoping she will as she gets older.

Thanks Lane. Bizarre, huh?

Carol, thanks m'dear.

Chris, Thanks but NO! I won't. :-D

HelenMHunt said...

Ah, thanks JJ. That's lovely x

Leigh said...

Thank you for the gorgeous award. Sorry I haven't picked it up before now; we've had pox-of-the-chicken in our house (two cases), curse-of-the-headlice (four cases), and no bloody sleep for weeks (three minor cases, and one severe one).

KAREN said...

Thanks for the lovely award :o))