Following two hours of sorting through my Writing folder, I think I’m close to knowing which of my stories can can be called “weeds” and which are beautiful “flowers”. Unfortunately, the number of flowers in my vase are few. 😀 At the moment, I’m taking a short break, sipping a cup of tea and … … Read moreSorting the Weeds and the Flowers
I forgot to mention that I received an early Christmas present. It arrived in the last post before Christmas (being Friday 22 December). It was a “form” rejection letter from Koala Books. Perfect timing, one might say. Yes, I was disappointed, but rejections are part of the journey. When the manuscript is sold I need … Read moreCat’s Eyes: Rejected!
After a mammoth adult book, I quickly turned back to the smaller, easier to read children and young adult books I have lined up in my bookshelf waiting to be read. The first one was The Secret by Sophie Masson. First published in 1996, it felt a little aged with the main character being named … Read moreReview: The Secret
False Impression is written by Jeffrey Archer. It uses the 9/11 tragedy to capture the reader’s interest, but it is mainly about conspiracies in the art world – or, if you want it in simpler terms, it’s a murder mystery. This book didn’t compare to the other book I’ve read by the same author – … Read moreReview: False Impression
The approach of Christmas has pulled me away from the computer. I’m finding that I don’t have time to visit my own haunts, let alone anyone else’s. The next week will grow increasingly busier with the winding down of work before the holidays (two whole weeks – yay!), and Christmas starting for my family on … Read moreMerry Christmas!
I realised tonight that I don’t even have a “My Submissions” category. Personally, I think that’s a sign of how I haven’t been taking my writing seriously enough. That oversight has now been corrected. I’ve added the submission of Cat’s Eyes to the Sydney publisher, which was made in October 2006, but haven’t bothered with … Read moreMy Submissions
I googled “submission planner” and came up with this website – Writer’s Planner. It’s a free online planner for writers (which is stating the obvious, I know) where you can track your queries and submissions. I set up an account and entered Cat’s Eyes and three of my short stories to see how easy the … Read moreWriter’s Planner
At the end of last year, I said 2006 was going to be the Year of the Writer. Besides wanting to see publication for many of my internet writing friends, and for myself, I made a list of goals. I’ve just been reading the list and … I can’t believe it, even though I didn’t … Read moreYear of the Writer Comes to an End