DRYATHLON UPDATE

Published January 11, 2015 by lydia999

Hi there

Well, I have survived so far. 11 days…….can feel like a year. The last time that I went for this long without a little tipple of wine was when I went to the Mayr Clinic in Austria. My sister dragged me there and told me it would be good for me. After 4 days of starvation I was ready to jump in the lake, but then something wonderful happened – I began to feel well. A few days later when it was time to go home I didn’t want to go! I am beginning to appreciate that experience again – especially since I weigh less now than I have weighed in…..let’s just say a long time.

So not only am I helping to raise money for cancer research, I am also applying some of the lifestyle changes which Julie Romani talks about in her book ‘It’s All About Cancer’ and am certainly feeling the benefits.

Thanks for your support 🙂

LYDIA’S YEAR 2014

Published January 4, 2015 by lydia999

Firstly I would like to wish each and every one a Happy New Year and, as Miss World would say, let’s pray for World Peace 🙂 I never really understood the point of saying that until I watched ‘Miss Congeniality’ and then it all made sense.

And yet another year bites the dust. How quickly they seem to fly by. But what an amazing year it has been for me. I have seen the dream of holding my first book in print. It has been such a roller-coaster experience for the last ten years or so. I was surprised by the way that the characters took on a life of their own and I found myself asking ‘but would she really do that’ when I wanted to guide the story one way but they wanted it to go somewhere else. I waited nervously for the first people to read ‘Petals of a Rose’ and was so relieved when each piece of feedback filtered back saying that they really enjoyed it/when is the next one coming out!

I recently watched ‘The Hours’ for the umpteenth time and remember feeling strangely comforted by the fact that Virginia Woolf lived in two worlds because I think that anyone who writes much will know just how that feels and how disorientating it can sometimes be. But I wouldn’t change this for the world. How exciting to be able to make decisions in two lives – one real and one imaginary.

It’s something that can’t be taught – you’re sort of born with the desire to delve into these dark/curious places, snoop into the secret lives of these paper people and slip them into the world – not necessarily born with the talent to write, but the desire can nurture the talent.

I don’t want to forget that for many, many people each and every year is a hard year, but when the end of the tunnel appears and the hurt, pain and worry go away – which will always come – it is such a wonderful feeling and my aim is to reach as many people as I can to help them see the light at the end of the tunnel. I hope that you’ll join me.

Thanks for listening 🙂

http://www.hermitmedia.co.uk/blog/7-blog/106-hermit-media-2014.html

DRYATHLON FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK

Published December 29, 2014 by lydia999

Hi there

I have signed up to do the Dryathlon for Cancer Research UK. Now, I can hear all of you who know me personally laughing your socks off because, as with many an inspired author, I tend to partake of the grape too often and too much. So doing this is, for me, like running a 10k marathon.

I have lost too many people to cancer – friends including two of my best friends (and I don’t have many), my auntie and my sister’s husband – and some have survived because of the work that Cancer Research does.

So PLEASE pray for me and help me along (and pass me the lemonade) and thanks for supporting me. Please dig deep and donate now. Thanks so much xx

https://www.justgiving.com/lydia-trent-dryathlete2015

We are so grateful for two more positive

Published October 30, 2014 by lydia999

We are so grateful for two more positive reviews for Lydia Trent’s book Petals of a Rose from Wayne, Bradford and Julie, Leeds.

Have you read ‘Petals of a Rose’ yet? If not, why not give it a try? 🙂

Wayne’s words:-

‘Just read the other reviews and I too hope there is a sequel! I was totally intrigued the whole way through and I certainly didn’t predict the ending. A very well written book that I couldn’t put down until I finished it! Well Lydia….hope your penning your next one!

Julie’s words:- Fabulous read!!! Would make a great film 🙂 From the moment I picked it up I could not put it down! I would highly recommend it !!!!

Thanks Wayne and Julie for your support – it is much appreciated

The book is available through the Hermit Media website, Amazon, Waterstones online and other online book stores. Petals of a Rose is also available in Kindle format from Amazon.

There will indeed be a sequel 🙂 Lydia’s story is due out early 2015.

http://ow.ly/DlU4F

We are so grateful for two more positive

Published October 27, 2014 by lydia999

We are so grateful for two more positive reviews for Lydia Trent’s book Petals of a Rose from Wayne, Bradford and Julie, Leeds.

Have you read ‘Petals of a Rose’ yet? If not, why not give it a try? 🙂

Wayne’s words:-

‘Just read the other reviews and I too hope there is a sequel! I was totally intrigued the whole way through and I certainly didn’t predict the ending. A very well written book that I couldn’t put down until I finished it! Well Lydia….hope your penning your next one!

Julie’s words:- Fabulous read!!! Would make a great film 🙂 From the moment I picked it up I could not put it down! I would highly recommend it !!!!

Thanks Wayne and Julie for your support – it is much appreciated

The book is available through the Hermit Media website, Amazon, Waterstones online and other online book stores. Petals of a Rose is also available in Kindle format from Amazon.

There will indeed be a sequel 🙂 Lydia’s story is due out early 2015.

http://ow.ly/DlTQs

Long Time No Blog

Published October 26, 2014 by lydia999

Hi there, yet again I haven’t written anything on here for a while. I apologise but I have a very good reason – I am in the throes of writing my next book. Once I begin the writing process it takes over my life as I become embroiled and lost in my characters and so finding time for anything else is difficult. You ought to see my house – I am collecting dust! I am so pleased that ‘Petals of a Rose’ is getting such wonderful feedback – it makes it all worthwhile just to know that my work is appreciated. My next book follows on with the life of Lydia as an adult and how her life continues to be affected by the patterns learned in childhood.

I haven’t really told you much about myself and why I write have I? So here goes ….

I have lived my whole life as a visitor amongst strangers and have never quite felt at ease in the big, wide world. Because of this I found solace and company in the characters on my pages and watched how they lived their lives. Now that I have no reason to leave the house I rarely do, but this has lots of positives. I can honestly say that for the first time in my life I am happy being able to be in an environment that I love and to be able to earn my living here. I love observing people and their diversities and the good that they can do in the world. Anyway, now that I have ‘spilled the beans’ I can write more about this. It would be good to be able to write something which will cheer other people who live like me – some of them not by choice (actually mine is not by choice but…….. that’s another story).

I think that’s enough for now. I won’t leave it so long next time. Have a great week and treasure your days J