Look what arrived this morning! It's a CD with "SuperEd" on it (the story that was broadcast on BBC Radio Cumbria last week). Unfortunately it's just the story so you can't hear the DJs comments afterwards but still...how cool to have a copy in my grubby mitts and how nice of Radio Cumbria to go to the trouble of printing out labels and CD inserts - I was just expecting a CD with 'SuperEd' scribbled on it in thick pen!
I've got a 'writers box' into which goes a copy of everything I've had published, award certificates, letters telling me I've won prizes in competitions and any (nice) feedback I've received about my stories. A 'writers box' sounds fancy but really it's just a clear perspex box that I keep everything in so I don't lose or damage it. To most people it's 'just a box of stuff' but it means a hell of a lot to me - it's a visual record of what I've achieved over the last few years and, when I feel particularly shitty about my writing or have received a shedload of rejections, I sort through it and remind myself that yes, I can write and here's the proof. Does anyone else do that or are you more lackadaisical about what you have published/achieved?
Anyway, now I've listen to the CD it's off to the box
Oh yes and I've ripped it to mp3 and you can download and listen to it by clicking here if you're interested. The file is 5MB in size so it may take a few minutes.