Caroline A Raine

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday 28 April: Lindor chocolate heals many things

The power of chocolate is a wonderful thing! Have not been back to the ABNA site in 48 hours, and have decided that my review was quite good. Will tweek and perhaps approach an agent or two in the next few weeks, but in South Africa we have precious few who will take on Children's Fantasy - already found that out last year. As far as approaching overseas agents and publishers... hmmm not sure that they would welcome a foreign writer and all that the great divide represents for any kind of working relationship. My book is on and once I've checked the Proof Review box it will also by up for sale in hard copy.

But have downed many jugs of tea today and had more than a sensible portion of Lindor Lindt chocolate to heal the disappointment of the ABNA cut.

After a day of moving furniture around the house (always one step ahead of the building contractors) and coping with the anxiety of Cupboard Cat who does not handle disruption even on the smallest scale, and a wonderful supper and a glass of good red wine with new friends I am able to start seeing things in perspective again:

In a few days I will have a new roof; the chocolate stash from Easter will be finished; I will be putting my writing skills to good and productive use by immersing myself in the Internal Evaluation Report I have to do for school which is now nearing deadline date AND working on a recipe book for a friend's Kitchen Tea (YAY I love projects).


Jeana said...

I just had some hot chocolate for breakfast--chocolate does make the world feel a little better!

Christine said...

Well done on a lovely review. It is a stepping stone in the right direction. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!