Friday, 1 March 2013

Wish us Luck!


Tonight my choir Cantatrice will be taking part in a choir competition in Worthing. We shall be competing against three other choirs in one class and five others in another, so wish us luck!

I joined this choir when it was first formed nine years ago and I love it (almost as much as my dancing).

The youtube clip shows part of our choir - we are normally around 90 strong! Don't try to look for me in the video as I couldn't make that particular concert but it gives you an idea of who we are. I've just been laughing at the actions - usually we don't do any although it seems to be de rigueur for choirs these days.

We were given our seating arrangements for the competiton this morning and I had been put in the front row. I had to plead to be moved further back as I have a hatred of being on show. It's strange really as my main hobbies are all showy ones but I feel happier if I can mingle into the crowd. I only managed my salsa wedding dance because I'd had rather too many glasses of bubbly!

Talking of bubbly - if we do well tonight it will be a double celebration as I've just sold another story to The People's Friend. Yippee!

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  1. Wow - that choir look such fun! Good luck, Wendy.

    I hate being on show, too. I think that's why we write. We can do that in private. But book signings.....ugh!

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    1. Oh to have written something that could be signed, Frances! I might make an exception for that!

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  2. I'd love to sing in a choir, but worry about clearing the room with my voice! Good luck in the competition :o)

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    1. Thank you Karen. I've just got back - we came 1st on one and 2nd in the other!

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  3. Good luck in the competition, Wendy and...
    Congratulations on another sale to PF.
    xxPat

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    1. Thank you, Pat - we did really well but I was so nervous!

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  4. Glad the competition went well and congratulations on the sale.

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    1. Thank you, Patsy - we felt very proud.

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  5. Oh what fun! I wish I could sing :-) Congratulations on the sale :-) x

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    1. It wasn't fun last night, Teresa - I was as nervous as anything!

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  6. Like you, I love singing and dancing, Wendy - loved the video! It's a few years since I was in a choir (and in a competition). Well done on the placing, and on yet another stroy success.

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  7. I remember you saying you liked dancing - it's my favourite thing! in fact we've just come back from a tea dance where we were f
    probably twenty years younger than everyone but we don't care!

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  8. Congratulations on another sale! That's brillant. Your singing sounds so good. I like to sing, but unfortunately none of my family like me doing it as it's always off key and sounds more like a tomcat on the tiles. When I'm driving on my own I can pelt out to my heart's content.
    I must apologise for not having done the blog award you nominated me for. I'm running round like a mad thing at the moment trying to get my book ready for epub, my DH is working away so I've got his household stuff to do too, and doing a new part time job so time is very limited. I appreciate you nominating me, but I think realistically I might have to put a long raincheck on this if's ok. Thank you!

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  9. Thank you Kate. You sound really busy at the moment. Good luck witht the epublishing - I shall look forward to reading it. Don't worry about the award. I think it's the being nominated that counts after all!

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  10. Hi Wendy

    I'm new to your blog after following you over from your guest post on Womag's blog.

    I have to say you truly inspired me. I've been trying, rather unsuccessfully, to get my stories published for a while now, and you've made me realise that I need to focus more and get more stories out there.

    Thank you for the much needed shove.
    Linda

    PS - ignore the deletion of my last comment - I published before I was ready - doh!

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  11. Thank you very much, Linda - that's really sweet of you to say. Just remember - the more stories you send, the more rejections you'll inevitably get but equally, the more acceptances. Good luck!

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  12. Oh how did you get on Wendy? And more congrats on selling another story to PF :)

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    1. We came first in one and got a cup and second in another - so we were really pleased, Tracy.

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    2. That is brilliant Wendy - well done to the choir and you :)

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  13. Wendy, congrats on your PF story and also, I have spotted today, your star letter in Writing Magazine (April issue)!

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    1. Thanks, Helen - I had no idea! I must go and get it. Also my copy of WW Fiction Special arrived today and we are story buddies!

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  14. Well done on winning the cup and on being second too - and getting another story accepted! YES!
    I'm raising a glass of champagne to you in my mind (too early in the day for the real stuff) - cheers :)

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    1. Never too early for the real stuff! Thanks Marianne.

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  15. Well done Wendy, I've just noticed your star letter as well. Blimey, you'll be on the chatty man's show next. I'm thrilled for you. I know it's because you're working hard of course.

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    1. The chatty man's show! That made me chuckle for the last hour! Anyway, thank you, Susan.

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  16. Just read your excellent Star Letter in Writing Mag today. Good prize too - well done! You definitely should come along to next week's talk at WSW as all about fillers/articles etc and you definitely have the knack. Thurs - 14 March 7.30pm.

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  17. It seems everyone has read it except me - they didn't have it in Tescos when I went this morning. Luckily I don't have the Writers' and Artists' Year Book, so that's great. I have the WSW talk on my calendar and shall see you there!

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