I believe!

I’m sure you’ll all be sick of me talking about this, but thank you Daily Prompt for a perfect oppertunity! Another reason to believe….

Currently my reason to believe is the generosity of the people around me. A few weeks ago I put out a call for poems, stories, artwork and photographs to pull together in a book. The purpose of this book was to help raise money and awareness for cystic fibrosis and the fire fighters charity via Alex’s Adventures.
I was overwhelmed by the amount of work I received back, and the immense quality of so many of the pieces.
One of my favourite things is a poem written by my three year old niece about her favourite person. Honestly, it’s inspired! But there are also some gorgeous short stories and many poems dedicated in love to those who have passed on from this world. I’m so proud of the collection and just feel so grateful to all of the contributors who helped make it what it was.
It’s been an emotional journey, pulling it all together but it’s worth it. I hope it does well as all proceeds will go to charity and help raise awareness for things that are close to my heart.
One final, enormous thank you has to be to a friend I contacted, out of the blue just two days before sending the book to print. I asked, because I knew he was into arty things, if he had any illustrations that would fit the theme. His response was just incredible. He managed to get three amazing pictures back to me, for three poems. They are amazing and so beautiful. His website is Unknown Creatives and they come very highly recommended.
If any of you lovely bloggers would want to review this raw and heartfelt collection that would be amazing! Please contact me 🙂

And here it is! You mean the world to me… a collection made and dedicated to love.

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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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