OK, so we all probably know that not getting desperate about rejection is one of the key traits a writer needs. One of my heroines, Maya Angelou, said: "We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated."
And one of the best ways to learn anything is to practice.
Which is why I am trying to grow another giant pumpkin for the allotment show. (Yes, I do see that this is a pathetic attempt at trying to claim that the time I spend on the allotment is 'work'...)
Anyway, my last attempt was in 2006 as I blogged about here.
This is my pumpkin then. NO! Not the big one, the little one hiding behind....
And so, let me introduce this year's baby ...
I will record its progress here. It's work, you know.