Saturday, 12 March 2011

Exciting Thing!

A picture of me, not hiding behind a snowboard, is finally up and out there in the blogosphere... Eek!

The picture is not (really) the Exciting Thing (more of an Alarming Thing). But it is a by-product of the Exciting Thing, which I can now tell you about!

Some time ago, I was invited to blog for the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook website about my experiences as an aspiring author. For those that don’t know, the Yearbook is like the industry bible – full of advice and contact details – and I’ve been buying a copy since I was sixteen. My inaugural post explains how I first came across it – I could have hugged that teacher!

It would be absolutely marvellous if you could leave me a comment over there – I’ll reply to all. Come and say hi!

Here is the link to the post and my pic – yikes!

22 comments:

jbchicoine said...

Jayne, that is sooo cool! Is the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook a predominantly British publication?

Jayne said...

Thank you! And yes, I think it is, although it does have lots of international contacts as well - magazines, newspapers, agents, publishers... also the website is a great resource in itself.

Old Kitty said...

Oh Jayne!!! Look at you all smiley and writing for the writers and artists Yearbook!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!

I really enjoyed your post, thank you!!!! It brought back a very funny memory!! :-)

Take care
x

Munk said...

And there you are. How glorious.

Jayne said...

Haha - thanks Old Kitty, although I think it's a rather nervous smile I have going on over there! So glad you liked the post! :)

Carole Anne Carr said...

The book and I have a very long relationship, and it is always exciting when the new copy arrives. I religiously mark every entry that looks useful, then never send anything to anyone... but the magic remains!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

How exciting! Congratulations!!! I'm on my way to check out the site.

catdownunder said...

Ooh now I know what you look like! I too have put my paws on that book any number of times.

Eliza said...

Yay, I've been to say hello, and congrats on writing for the yearbook.

The Words Crafter said...

Why you're perfectly lovely!!! And I enjoyed your post. I'd never heard of the Yearbook. It will now be my mission to find one :)

A.M. Swan said...

That's awesome. So good to see you! I have awarded you the stylish blogger award. Come on over an see it.

Out on the prairie said...

I have never heard of the yearbook, I would like to look it over.

Maggie May said...

Good to see you and brilliant that you got into the Yearbook!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Talli Roland said...

Fantastic! FANTASTIC! That's the industry's bible, so a massive massive accomplishment! Headed over.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

How perfect!
I'm off to take a look.... and, of course, to comment lavishly!!

Amphigora said...

Amazing! Thats really cool:))

Pat Tillett said...

It's great to see your photo and congrats on the yearbook!

music obsessive said...

Now you ARE a proper writer, whatever happens (shame about the short story). And a lovely portrait to boot!

I expect to hear that your novel has been snapped up soonest and if not, I'll be going round to see them myself to ask why not...

Caroline Tung Richmond said...

Ahhh, this is awesome! Congrats! Okay, I'm off to read the link and check out the picture. :)

nutschell said...

Jayne,
Congratulations! Way up on the "so cool!" scale. Love the picture--you look so happy. Swagger on!

Jayne said...

Thank you so, so much - it was so wonderful to see how many of you popped across to leave me a comment, and of course to those who commented here. You really are all very 'lovely folk' indeed. :)

Rose said...

that is exciting! loved reading that and now I will know what you look like when we eventually meet up!