Weeknotes – S02E25 – Taking the Week Off?

Summary: Stripped back and streamlined. I mostly had a break from writing this week, but still managed a few bits and pieces along the way.   Monday: I wrote a blog post about my experience at Winchester Writers’ Festival.   Tuesday: I wrote a review of Ocean’s Eight.   Wednesday: I wrote a review of […]

Processing Winchester

Winchester Writers’ Festival is an amazing opportunity. Hundreds of writers of all types to meet and talk to. Workshops, talks, panels and presentations on all aspects of the craft and the industry. And, most importantly, submitting your work to agents and getting face-to-face feedback. I did not get an agent at Winchester, but then I […]

Weeknotes – S02E24 – Well, Winchester happened…

Summary: Anxious build-up to Winchester, followed by a fairly draining experience of the festival itself, and a re-evaluation of my writing priorities.   Monday: I submitted seven short stories, pieces of flash fiction and poems for potential publication or to competitions. Very much not my favourite activity, but it’s the only way to get anywhere! […]

Weeknotes – S02E23 – Editing Complete!

Summary:   It feels as though things are moving forwards. Only a few days until Winchester Writers’ Festival, and Artisan is ready to go!   Monday:   I finished a very interesting book and wrote a review of it.   I also went through Writing Magazine and added new submission opportunities to my rolling spreadsheet, […]

Weeknotes – S02E22 – All the Editing!

Summary: Edits, edits and more edits…   Monday: Ann was free, so we arranged to meet up for a writing session. I mostly focused on transferring my hard copy Artisan edits onto the electronic copy. In between times, I checked the relative chapter lengths and moved some things around to make it more even. I […]