Monday, September 08, 2008


Congratulations to Snookie who won Michelle's prize last week and hopefully her prize will be with her soon.

Okay, it's time for my wii update. Well, there's good news and bad news. Despite all the effort I'm putting into my morning exercises -- and restraint in the cake/biscuits/fries department -- my wii buddy informed me that at this rate of loss I'm not going to make my next weight loss target (do you suppose he's just trying to stir me to greater effort?) The good news is that he got very excited when I hit the 10hrs of exercise point and that the weight is going down. S-l-o-w-l-y.

Maybe it's the fat turning to muscles (she suggested hopefully). Muscle is heavier than fat, isn't it?

The other good news is that I'm still enjoying it -- I've upped the daily workout from 20 to 30 minutes -- and that I'm feeling really good!


I won't be needing this for a while yet. It's only here to alert you to the fact that I've posted my ever short story -- it won a prize from Writers News back in 1990 -- on my website.

It's called The Rocking Chair and it's a ghost story.


Kate Hardy said...

Loved the story, Liz.

Funnily enough, I had success with a Writers' News ghost story, too. Mine was the Christmas competition - must've been 1990 too, becasue it was published in a Michael O'Mara anthology in 1991 (along with a follow-up in a Virago anthology, of which I am immensely proud).

Spooky to find we have something else in common (pun intended *g*)

Liz Fielding said...

Amazing coincidence, Kate! :)

Snookie said...

Yup, muscle is denser and heavier than fat :)

Loved the rocking chair, but wished it were a little longer :) guess I'm to used to having things spelled out for me, I will just have to work my imagination more!

Thank you Michelle and Liz. I did send and email to Michelle and she will be sending the books in a week or two :) I am so happy to have won because I can't get that book here unless I order through the UK. The exchange rate is not very good either. I bought Arabian Nights and it cost me almost $14 and I'm thinking it would have been a about $8 going by other books of similar size and content! I hope you authors get a good cut from that, but I'm sure it's the bankers that are making the money :(

Liz Fielding said...

Thanks, Snookie. There was a very strict word count limit on the story -- 1200 words I think -- so it had to be concise :)

Actually the 100 Arabian Nights is £5.99 here and when you bought the book the dollar was nearly 2 to the £ so it wasn't excessive. Powells, who import some of the UK editions, charge around $17 for a HR size book. I agree, though, much nicer to win the books! I hope it arrives as quickly as your post usually does.

Michelle Douglas said...

Am rolling around on the floor laughing at the cartoon!

Now off to read the story.