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Posted on 12 September 2018 16:30

This month, I’ve had a very good reminder of the value of submitting work for publication.

 

There was an anthology I was very interested in subitting for, and I came up with what I thought was a good idea for a short story, which might fit what they were looking for. I brainstormed the story early in July, then wrote the whole thing while on retreat at the start of August.

 

Then I posted it for critiques and received my requisite three responses. As usual when I request critiques, the reaction to my story was varied.

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Posted on 18 August 2018 14:47

Diversity and representation in fiction and the media is something I think about a lot. I want to include diverse characters in my writing, and I want to see more diversity and better representation in the things I consume. I also want to see creators from minority groups get more opportunities to get their creations out into the world and for those creations to be seen by as many people as possible.

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Posted on 04 August 2018 12:39

I haven’t really written much of anything since the Winchester Festival in mid-June. I mean, I’ve been adding days to my habit pledge tracking spreadsheet, because I have been working on writing-related stuff, or making notes for projects, or mostly posting reviews.

But I haven’t felt as if I’ve really written anything new, other than one fanfic.

So, I was both excited and apprehensive about heading to Devon for a writing retreat this past week.

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Posted on 15 July 2018 13:08

Summary:

Little and often seems to be the trend for this week. I think I generally prefer having a couple of long sessions during the week and not worrying about it the rest of the time, but it’s good to know I can keep my momentum going, even when I don’t have a whole free day for a proper writing date.

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Posted on 15 July 2018 12:55

Due to the many demands on my time, my approach to my writing is generally pretty regimented. I schedule writing sessions throughout the week and have a prioritised list of all the writing tasks I want to complete during each one. I have a spreadsheet of all my past, present and planned publication submissions and competition entries, and another that tracks the number of days I write and how many words I achieve across several categories.

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