Apologies for my absence: I have a lot of work to finish, and I'm having a bit of trouble with my RSI so I've not posted much this week. I should be back very soon, but meanwhile I have three little requests to make.
Sally Zigmond is writing an article about writers and criticism for Writers' News, and has asked for "comments, anecdotes or opinions about the outcome of any honest criticism you have provided or received". If you'd like to make a contribution, and are an agent, editor or published writer, you can contact her via her blog.
I like to visit and comment on the blog of everyone who follows this one: it seems only good manners (and I'm curious to know who reads me: some of you are very strange!). But over time I suspect I've missed a few of you out, and since Google/Blogger recently changed how following works I'm sure I've missed a few more. So if I've not made an appearance on your side of the internet do post a link in the comments to this thread, and I'll pay you a visit as soon as I can.
On the right-hand side of this blog there's a list of all the different websites and blogs which link back to here. I've added as many of you as I know of but I suspect that the list is still not complete. So, if you've got a link to this blog on your own blog, or on your website, but don't appear in the list then do please let me know: post a brief message in the comments, along with a link, and I'll sort it out.
Normal sporadic blogging will return over the next week or so. Meanwhile, it's snowing here again, and I just heard some thunder. It's lovely weather for March.