Wednesday, 27 April 2011

I'm still here!

I would just like to say a big thank you to all those of you who haven't stopped following me.  I am still writing, still busy subbing stories left, right and centre (and then dodging them as they come flying back).  I'm taking a bit of a blog break as there isnt any new and exciting news going on.  Unless you count my taking three months off work to go travelling round America in August but believe me there will be more on that nearer the time. 

Hope you all had a nice Easter and haven't turned into a chocolate egg like me!!

Back soon!



Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Catching up

Wow - that was a productive weekend!  I sadly got no sun but I did manage to clear out my entire email.  From there I was able to re-organise, re-edit and re-sub 8 out of 16 short stories.  4 of the remaining 8 are seasonal so are on hold for now.  The novel isn't really coming along as well as I'd like.  I have another idea which has been burning a hole in my head for a while now and I am debating about whether to take part in Sally Quilford's writing challenge: May - You Write Your Novel.  80,000 in 80 days - not bad considering you can go around the world in that time.  If you've worked on a novel before you'll know that it can be a lonely business so the support you are likely to get is invaluable.  I coudn't have completed the initial draft of CIM without knowing that the novel racers blog was only a click away so I am huge fan of this kind of thing.
Anyway, if I decide to work on something new I will be taking part but for now I shall keep going with the short stories during the week and the novel at the weekend.
If anyone's interested in signing up for Sally's challenge you can sign up here

I would just like to mention that this weekend was down to the Massive Action Day run by Jurgen Wolff.  Jurgen ran the MAD between 9am Saturday morning until 1am Sunday with hourly tips and even giving away prizes!  I stayed on until 11pm (with a brief break for a few cheeky fat frogs).  Jurgen will be running another one in around a month or so, in the meantime you can sign up here for more information.