Happy Halloween!!!!!!

To anyone within a ten mile radius of where I live I apologise for the excited squeal that I emitted this afternoon!

I have to admit that I am dizzy with excitement! After sending a list of competitions and lists of lists of competitions through to a friend – I decided that I really should start sending off submissions to competitions.

One such competition that I decided to enter was the Flash Fiction Halloween Competition for Lost World Press, an imprint of Holland House Books and I am delighted to say that I have come second! I will be published on their website and possible in print in the future.

I had to tell my mum first, she’s very excited! Mr L has also been wonderful as always and very supportive. I feel very lucky at this moment in time.

I received a lovely e-mail from the judge of the competition and it has really inspired me to keep writing a genre that I’d only touched upon before. Watch this space as I’m fairly determined to branch into Steam Punk stories in the near future.  It’s strange but I have had random steam punk imaginings for a year or so now and been vaguely plotting out a full novel…

Also, I have actually received payment for something that I have written! The prize for the competition is sitting, waiting to be reinvested in books glorious books!

I’ve submitted a bio which was possibly more terrifying than anything I’ve handed in before.  How to write something that conveys my personality in a professional way, and yet doesn’t make me seem like a complete loon? Tricky, very tricky. With the aid of a few quick Google searches though, I feel as though I’ve come up with something appropriate.

So….

I’m on the way.  The first step on my way to becoming a real writer.

Amazing.

I’m off to spend the night running around in circles to try and contain my excitement…

As for everyone else- be brave. Take the chances; something good might come of it!

Fi

 

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Halloween

Halloween

It has been a few weeks, possibly over a month, since my last blog post. I feel like I’m forever apologising for my lax attendance here, and promising that I’ll be making it up to the great wordpress in the sky – so this time I won’t. I’ve just been super busy, and part of the busy has been writing. So I feel quite happy about my time away from the blog.

Not that it’s intentional, with a few hours extra in the day, and little less exhaustion, I’d be blogging away like nobody’s business! But I’ve managed to put my blogging hours into constructive writing hours – hooray! So this unfortunately will be another ‘what have I been doing recently’ post.

I am pleased to say that I finished the final glossing and editing of my manuscript- Hunters (tentative title) and sent it off to a friend. My fingers are crossed and I hope he likes it! So that was successful mission number one…

Next missions – so far I’ve managed to keep up to date with the work for my MA and have written new chapters for the new manuscript, tentatively titled Forging the Fires.

This week I have also been very brave and submitted my work to three competitions. One was a very quick piece written for Halloween and so I am hoping to hear back shortly!

What is rather strange, is that I started writing this blog post over a week ago and was so excited to keep writing new fiction, that I forgot to come back and finish it! Organisation is slipping I fear…but at least the writing is buzzing around this week!

I’m really excited to be continuing a few projects and hope to give a proper update soon!
Happy Halloween all!

Fi

 

Happy Halloween!

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