Wonderful Giffgaff! I've praised this mobile broadband provider before, and they've just got even more splendid, doubling the £20 allowance from 20GB + IGB for emergency use, to 40GB + I GB. They're the best company I've ever dealt with.
Potential disaster! After being asked for the full manuscript by The Future Bookshelf, I duly sent it off last Friday. A bit surprised not to receive an acknowledgement, I was mortified when they contacted me yesterday asking why I hadn't sent it! I re-sent it, blaming its non-delivery on the Rings of Saturn, which are made of lost emails. I'm glad they contacted me, otherwise I'd have thought I was unsuccessful.
I'm sorry to hear of the death of one of my writing heroes, Andrea Camilleri, whose Inspector Montalbano crime novels are intriguing fun. He should be one of the patron saints of older writers, for he found fame at the age of 66. Andrea Camilleri obituary
Wise words from Pete Seeger: If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production.
As I continue my confused self-promotion campaign with blogging and social media, I couldn't agree more with J.G. Ballard's observation: "Any fool can write a novel but it takes a real genius to sell it."
Many of you will know this already, but I recently found out, that the easiest way to highlight a block of text is to click once at the start of the text, hold the Shift key, then click once where you want the highlighting to end.