I’m still saying yes!

I’m sure I wrote a blog post years ago about the benefits of saying Yes. At the time it referred to replying quickly to an email from the Guardian asking a few questions about my Costa Short Story Prize shortlisting. Because I acted quickly, I was the only writer from the six-person list to be quoted.

I said yes when I was approached to talk to a local women’s group about Grace & Serenity last year, even though it was the first public speaking I’d ever done (argh, scary… But not at all, as it turned out!)

Well, I’m still at it. A few weeks ago, I saw a call on a Facebook group I’m a member of for authors to interview. So I put my hand up straight away, realised they wouldn’t see that, then typed ‘Yes, please’. And here’s the interview on The Enterprising Writers.

What have you said yes to recently?

10 thoughts on “I’m still saying yes!

  1. Hi Annalisa – good choice and I enjoyed your thoughts … congratulations – and here’s to more ‘hands up’ – all the best and cheers – Hilary


  2. So much can be accomplished by saying yes. I recently had a really cool opportunity because of it. Congratulations on the interview. Off to read the interview (Shannon @ thewarriormuse dot com; it defaults to my podcast site).


Thanks for reading. I'd love to know what you think.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.