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Monday, 30 June 2014

Publication of new collection

It's been a busy time and I'm pleased to say I hit my own deadline of publishing my new short story collection by the end of June! Phew. 
Here it is :

What do you think of the cover? I've tried to give it a similar look to my first collection - Love Potion.

It is now available on Amazon, just follow this LINK

I would love to have your feedback/review if anyone would be so inclined ;)

Other News

I have also had a flash fiction piece included in an anthology compiled by Mary Papas 

Mary ran a competition a while back and has brought together some of the entries in a short collection 
Murder: Horror Flash Fiction 

Back to novel writing this week (in between the court sessions - Oscar Pistorius trial starts again today - in fact NOW - must dash!)

Have a good week everyone! :)

Thursday, 26 June 2014

It's been a while...

Well! I have been very neglectful of my blog for well over a month now and I really should rectify that. So, where have I been? What have I been up to?

Actually the last six weeks have been somewhat of a blur. For a while my priorities were all skew-whiff, but I think I am getting back on track now. I won't go into details - I'll save that for a short story or two... haha!

I have been making up for lost time, that's for sure. I'm exhausted! I have been enjoying great interaction with my online writing group, who have been instrumental in giving me a gentle push in the direction of 'forwards'. 

Sharing 'works in progress', editing and offering and gaining feedback has been a really helpful and educational process; and fabulous practise at proofreading too. It's amazing what you can pick up from others, I feel I have learnt so much over the last week, all of which I hope, will have a positive impact on my own work.

I have read, re-read, edited, edited, edited and edited and read the first 50 pages of my novel - so much so, that I think I now know it word for word. Why? Because I have submitted it - to an actual publisher.  


I know - but I had nothing to lose. It was an open submission so I may as well go for it. Who cares about rejection? 

As well as the constant manuscript re-writes, I have been writing short stories for my new collection. A few months ago I informed Twitterland that I would be publishing it by the end of June. Thus, having stated this, I felt I had to actually deliver. Hopefully, after - guess what? - re-reads and editing - it will be up on Amazon before Monday. Fingers crossed.

Once it's up, I will be going back to novel writing. 

Such fun! 

I know a few writers who belong to writing groups (of the physical, meet-up kind) and find them invaluable, I wonder how many belong to an online group? I would love to hear from you about your experiences. Thanks for reading :)