A long pause

Yes it has been a long pause since writing anything to this blog. And I could use all sort of excuses; such as very cold weather, followed by mild weather, followed by cold. Or Easter holidays or walking in Kerry. A myriad of justifications, but who really cares. The bottom line is I’ve been remiss in keeping this blog updated and that’s that. The vagaries of the weather or the seasons is of no consequence.

Anyway am jolted back into blogging by the primal urge to share a bit of good news.  Actually two pieces of good news. Am delighted to have a short piece in the latest issue of Boyne Berries launched at a lovely event in Trim at the end of March. Was pleased to read at the event. A great welcome from current editor Orla Fay and previous editor Michael Farry.

Also delighted to be on the short list of the ‘From The Well’ short story competition run by Cork County Council Library and Arts Service.  In good company with Silke O’ Reilly, Marie Gethins and Barbara Leahy among others. Was on the short list last year also. All twenty short listed stories were published in an anthology launched at the library headquarters in Cork.  A similar anthology is planned for this year with details later in the year.

As for getting any actual writing done. Well, almost none is the answer to that.  But this week am determined to get back on track. Which sounds vaguely familiar, like an echo of something I’ve said before! Surely not?

Meanwhile have just finished reading ‘Elizabeth is Missing’ by Emma Healy. Stunning read.

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