I had three surprises on the filler writing front yesterday (Why do they all seem to come at once?) When I was in the dinner hall at school, one of the other lunch time assistants told me that she'd seen my beauty tip in Prima magazine (Nov issue.) That will be £25 coming my way soon then. When you consider that it's £25 for probably as many words it's not a bad gig! Prima and Essentials mag are always on the look out for tips etc, both general and themed. Have a look on their website, or better still, get the mags themselves and indulge yourself with a cuppa and some biccies while you do your 'research.'
The second and third surprises were both in the Nov issue of Writers' Forum. I had a letter in response to my previous article on NaNoWriMo and I supplied some quotes for Sally Quilford's column too on judging short story comps (thank you Sally!)
So not a bad day at all really. The only perplexing thing that happened in evening was when I went to meet the Morris Dancers at their practice session but they weren't there! I met a nice lady, though, who had also come - she'd been in their team a few years ago and wanted to rejoin them. We had a nice chat as we waited. Then we ventured to the leisure centre where we thought they might have gone instead . We had a giggle too. When we arrived at the leisure centre it was deserted. A light was flickering and we could hear a faint whistling coming from down the long corridor. I said, "isn't this how really bad horror films always start! It was freaky! Anyway, the morris dancers weren't there either so we gave up and went home! They're probably down the pub somewhere.
Happy writing - get those tips and fillers out there £25 is a printer cartridge or two or a couple of small moleskine notebooks - well worth the minimal effort!