Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Unbelievable


Stories in the news today that you simply couldn't make up ...

"Fir tree grew inside man's lung"






Okay there probably were some weird stories about women but none leapt out at me, honest!

Stranger than all that is how much writing I've done lately. I can't compete with Annieye's extravagant Easter output, but I've not done too badly at all. In fact I've rashly set myself a mid-June deadline for finishing the first draft.

There, I've gorn and said it.

20 comments:

HelenMHunt said...

It's certainly a weird old world out there! Well done on setting a deadline. Go you!

Queenie said...

Woo, mid-June - as Helen said, go you!

Lane said...

Bizarre stories!

But a June deadline? Well I'm not sure how many words you have to go, but I have every faith you'll crack it. Go, go, go!:-) x

Jan Jones said...

We're going to hold you to that June date now.
(Women don't have time to be weird. Why bother when it's all around us?)

Lorna F said...

Great headlines! And good luck with the deadline, Karen - you can do it! x

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

Truly a weird world! But YOU'RE not weird!!! :-) Go, Karen, Go!!!

Anna said...

all those strange headlines nearly cloaks the big news at the bottom...

I'll be pulling for you in mid-June!!

Amanda said...

Ooh, Karen you are going great guns! And a mid-June deadline - marvellous! I know yo can do it x

Pat Posner said...

Great headlines and good for you setting a deadline.

A lot of us bloggers seem to be adding 'lotly' to our word counts.

xxPat

Lily Sheehan said...

I read/heard most of those stories throughout the day but when you put them all together its quite scary really. I keep picturing the poo sprayer one :S

Honeysuckle said...

I love those weird stories...

Well done on the output. June sounds doable the way you're going.

TOM FOOLERY said...

Oh great a deadline!
m'dear you'll be just fine
No time to wait and see
For believe me
June
Will be here real soon.

Groan ! I know I'm going back in my box. Tommox

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Aw sure you'll do it - just don't plan for any slep or social life then it will be a breeze! Good luck.

Jumbly Girl said...

Fantastic links Karen - thanks, I think (still shivering from implanted ear story) so where are all the weird women stories? - maybe we're just better at keeping that kind of thing amongst ourselves :o)

Very excited about your June deadline - good luck with it, and you know now you've said it none of us are going to forget

Wordtryst - Liane Spicer said...

Good going, Karen! You'll make that deadline, I'm sure!

Suzanne said...

I'm too scared to click on some of those links.

Sending positive thoughts for your deadline.

:-)

Debs said...

Sex at 100mph! Blimey, my driving is horrendous when I'm merely concentrating on the act of driving itself, nevermind thinking about anything else.

Leigh Russell said...

And now you've said it, you have to do it, Karen... saying it doesn't mean you've done it! I have to admit, I've been very lazy about writing lately (don't tell my publisher!) But I have been busy trying to promote my first book, (which is hitting the shelves in June), so she can't complain... Perhaps I should set myself a deadline and start writing again. I'm feeling inspired by your example.
And never mind deadlines, what about those headlines! Sex at 100mph... !

laurie said...

that fir-tree-in-the-lung piece had me coughing and coughing. if it could happen to him....

Leigh said...

Spraying Tescos with poo?
Almost worth going to prison for...

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