No, not for me. Sadly.
But thanks to the Sunday Times today I have discovered another beautifully written blog, whose author has just landed a deal. Check out 'Wife in the North' here.
My own writing fortunes went in the opposite direction yesterday with the receipt of a rejection letter for a short story written during my course last year. That was not unexpected, but it has now been rejected by the two magazines to which I thought it was best suited, so I may try to rewrite it for another market.
However a trip into town was more fruitful, when a browse of one of the local charity shops unearthed copies of Diaries 1926-1957 by Antonia White and Collected Poems by Elizabeth Jennings, both in excellent condition and costing a total of £1.88! I remember reading Frost in May by Antonia White many years ago and I know she had a troubled life history, so I hope the diaries will be interesting to dip into. I'm not really familiar with Elizabeth Jennings or her poetry but a quick glance at the book in the shop drew me to it.
I've also had a few books purchased on the internet arrive this week and somehow a copy of The Night Watch by Sarah Waters just seemed to fall into my basket while shopping in Tesco on Wednesday. How could that have happened? This book buying obsession is getting out of hand!