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Wednesday, 15 November 2006

Editing local newsletters

There is no news the move as yet. The buyers seem to be dragging their heels, which is frustrating to say the least. We signed the contract at our end 3 weeks ago, and theoretically there is nothing to hold things up at their end now the second survey has been done, so it is just wait and hope, wait and hope. It will happen though when it is meant to happen. I suspect it is all to do with the new writers group that I am starting tomorrow. If we were packing up ready to move, I would not have had the time to organise this properly.

The first writers group is tomorrow night. I need four people to cover the cost of the rent, and so far it looks good. I have three people who definately want to come, and all the flyers I put out have gone, so it should be an interesting evening. The first meeting will be mostly to discuss what everyone wants from the group and what type of writing they all do. I will also ask them to write their life story on one A4 sheet for homework. I will have to write mine first though ...

In the meantime though, it looks as if I may be the next editor of our village newsletter! This is a local A5 size pamphlet that is distributed for the princely sum of 30p per issue to around 2000 residents around the village that we are moving to. I had a meeting with the current Editor this afternoon, and have agreed to try out the role for a couple of months after we move, sharing it with him, with a view to taking over completely in May when he wants to step down. It will be great for my writng credentials and a fabulous way of getting to know my new neighbours so watch this space ....

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