Summary: Nothing much to report this week. Still chugging along with novel revisions. New ideas in development for upcoming competitions, and a new outlining tool ready for use on the next novel. Monday: I made a list, posted it on the UWR online session and then set to work. I revised five scenes of […]
My short story, The Way Forwards, is in the TL;DR Press anthology Hope: An Anthology of Hopeful Stories and Poetry. You can buy a copy here.
Submitting your stories for consideration by unknown editors is a scary business. And most often, it results in rejection. A lot of places respond with a form letter that just says something along the lines of: ‘Thanks for sending but it’s not right for us.’ This can be demoralising, but I totally understand that most […]
Summary: I stumbled a bit on the novel revisions plan this week, but pulled it back in the end. A bit scattershot this week, but still progress. Monday: As I’d done some Colours revision the day before, and worked out that I had two spare days in my current schedule to complete […]
Summary: I’m still keeping on track with revisions on the second novel, but not really getting much of anything else done. But that’s okay. Monday: I had an accountability and reflection session with Claire from CP’s Day Off, which confirmed that my current strategy for ensuring progress on the most important things is the […]
Summary: Back to the day job this week after a long festive break. It wasn’t too bad overall – I kept on top of work without getting stressed and I kept to my scheduled writing time, focusing on the one most important thing (Colours) each time, and also getting some other useful stuff done. I’m […]
Summary: A solid innings for my first official writing week of 2021. I faced some obstacles and didn’t get as much done as I’d planned, but I focused on the most important things and revised my expectations of some of the others. Happy overall! Monday: I did some more planning of marketing activities for […]