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?