New Year New Goals!

Welcome to 2018 everyone, I hope that you all have a year filled with health and happiness.

Now in Conversation with myself…

This is just a very short post to catch up and tick off some goals from last year – yay reflection.

So what was my aim with the fibijeeves blog entering 2017?

2017 Goals

Well, I intended to be publish a book – Success! I was published in three books over the year and of course this includes my book baby, Burning Embers.

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I wanted to sell at least one copy of Burning Embers to someone who wasn’t my Mother – success!

Have over 1000 views to the blog – Success!

Have over 300 visitors to the blog – Success!

Reach 250 subscribers – Success!

Surprise ‘stretch goals’ for 2017

Receive a review for Burning Embers – Success! I’ll be posting some of the gorgeous reviews up in the coming days.

Have the most amount of views since the blog began in 2013 – not quite, I was 65 views short.

Update my wordpress blog to it’s own domain – Success!

To look ahead, what do I intend to achieve?

2018 Goals

Publish: The Poisoned Well

Reach 450 Subscribers

Have 1500 views of the blog

Continue writing the second instalment of The Shadows Return…

Have you set out goals for the year ahead? I’ve really enjoyed seeing the aims I set out for myself come true, and they’ve acted as a real motivator to keep going!

What are you goals for the new year?

Happy Reading!

Fibi xxx

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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