Happy Valentine’s Day!
Okay, here’s an update on my search for my very own Valentine (i.e. a nice, normal guy roughly the same age as me, no hang-ups, definitely over his exes – not too much to ask is it?)
With hindsight maybe the dating website I recently joined wasn’t the best – but I had high hopes of NannasRUs*, I mean, what could possibly go wrong?
I’ll spare you the details of some of the messages but as an example I’ll let you know a few of my replies: 1) No, I really don’t want to view your tackle – I don’t like fishing, 2) No, unfortunately, I can’t come and collect you to take you for a stroll as Edinburgh is just a wee bit too far away from me, 3) Seriously? 4) Sorry, but 83 is just a little bit older than I am looking for, even though I am positive you are lovely; and 5) No. Just no. <- After that one, I stopped bothering to read any more.
So I took my profile down. Actually, I tried to take my profile down. Do you think it’s that easy? No – six pages, yes, six pages of ‘are you sure you want to do this’ and ‘this is what you’ll be missing’ (inserted pictures of love gods and hunky male models that have absolutely no bearing on the people who are actually trolling this particular site) later and my bloody profile will remain until March (I paid for one month’s subscription – and I’m smacking my own head – stupid, stupid, stupid!) They won’t even let me take down my photo unless I replace it with another first – after some of the messages I think they’d be happy if I post one of a sheep. Hmmn… lightbulb moment!
Back to the writing – my imagination is way better off there, obviously! I’ve finally finished my newest book and it’s gone out to beta readers for feedback. My fingernails are now up to my elbows. It’s different from the first two in that it’s a completely different genre and is aimed at teens and above as it covers certain issues that children are better off not knowing about (at least until they get to high school where it’s taught to them!) Nothing heavy, and it’s written (I hope) in a way that will go over the heads of the innocent, but may touch a nerve with others. Adults will see the humour as it’s written from the perspective of a 14/15 year old that doesn’t always quite get things right.
I like this one very much. If you’d like to know more about when it will be released, I’ll put the links on here at the relevant time. Or you can find me on Facebook or on Twitter and in the meantime, if you feel like letting your younger children enjoy a good fantasy novel, this is my Amazon USA page/Amazon UK page. Both books can be borrowed to read free on Kindle Unlimited. Enjoy and let me know what you think of them if you do take the plunge and read them!
’til next time!
PS *NannasRUs is a fictional name. I am not entirely stupid!! (Raises eyebrows!)