Summary: It’s amazing how much you can get done, and still have time to relax, when you’re on a six-day retreat in a Devon manor, surrounded by snow. Monday: My plan to work harder today got off to a good start – I was ready to go at 8:15am! I started off by reading […]
Summary: Snowed in at a writing retreat – every writer’s dream? I’ve certainly enjoyed it! Wednesday: I went to Vauxhall after work to meet Hannah and got on with some more Artisan revisions (this will be a common theme in Weeknotes for the next few months…), working on finishing off the requirements of […]
Summary: Really got into the novel revision this week, and actually enjoyed it, which was a very pleasant surprise! Monday: I set out early for my writing date with Ann at Good & Proper. I hadn’t done much actual writing for the last two or three weeks, so was hoping a whole day in my […]
The post I wrote for GYWO this month was all about how to approach the dreaded revision: I hate revision. With my short stories and fanfiction, I always have good intentions of scheduling additional time to let them sit for a while and then go back to them to revise. But most often, I dash […]
My short story, Customer Service, has been recorded by The Centropic Oracle, a Canadian sci-fi and fantasy podcast site. You can listen to it here.
Summary: Still getting back into the swing of things after the holiday, but deadlines are looming… Tuesday: I booked my tickets for Winchester Writers’ Festival, including all my workshops and my one-to-one appointments with four different literary agents. This gives me until 24 May to get the opening of Artisan ready for submission, and ideally […]
I came back from holiday on Monday to find this month’s issue of Writing Magazine in our post box. On flicking through, I discovered I had been shortlisted in their Real Time Short Story Competition, which was a nice surprise. I’m particularly pleased because the story I submitted was science-fiction, which they don’t often reward, […]
My short piece, The Power of Three, has been published in volume Two of Ellipsis Zine. You can buy a print or digital version here.