Hi Everyone, I did it! On Monday I completed the Romance Writers of Australia 50k in 30 day challenge. It was really tough! I had slipped behind and had to catch up, which made it so much harder than it should have been. But I know I can do it now, and if I stick … More A Writerly Update 38.
Hi everyone, and welcome to this week’s writerly update. This week my main focus was polishing a flash fiction piece I had been working on so I could send it to the comp I wanted to enter. Polished and sent. Fingers crossed. One of my goals this week was to outline ten chapters of Rift, … More A Writerly Update 33.
Megan came out of the book store with four books tucked under her arm and an empty wallet. She shouldn’t really have bought the last one. Okay, she really shouldn’t have bought more than one, but she couldn’t help it, there were just too many good books. Why did they always have to come out … More YA Book Lover: A Short Story.
All you writers out there, I have update my submissions open page. There are now 11 opportunities for writers, both in Australia and International. Most of the new submissions open close February so be quick to check them out. There are plenty of submissions for short story writers. You can view the page here. Happy … More I Have Updated My Submissions Open Page!
Lightspeed Magazine are doing a special issue with all stories by women! This came in response to the notion by some men that women destroy science fiction. So ladies, if you have a sci-fi short story (no fantasy) up to 7,500 words submit away. According to Lightspeed sci-fi is: ‘fiction that speculates on our future, … More Calling All Women Sci-fi Writers.
Ava stood in the park, staring at the tree. “What are you doing?” her mum asked as she pulled the plates out of the picnic set. “Looking at the lady,” Ava told her. Her mum turned her head and then looked back at Ava. “What lady?” “The lady in the tree,” Ava explained. Her mum … More The Lady in the Tree.
(My attempt at a story under 50 words.) There is a ghost in the window staring at me. She tries to pull me toward her, but I resist, turning and walking away. The house trembles with her anger, her shrieks tangling with the wind. I ignore her cries. I’m done with the dead;it’s my turn … More The Ghost in the Window.
Her wolf stared at her. She could feel his eyes burning into her, could feel his worry under her skin. She ignored him, staring up at the moon. She sat on the edge of the cliff, legs scrunched up to her chest, wondering how long they would let her sit this time. The howls rung … More Flash Fiction: Skin (349 words)
Hi Everyone, I just updated my open submission page. There are now 9 opportunities for you to send your work to, including new flash fiction and anthology opportunities. You can check it out here Good luck with all your submissions, and happy writing 🙂
Part of the reason I started this blog was to share my journey as I try to get published. Because of this, I have decided that I will share progress updates every fortnight with you guys. I will post my writerly updates on a Wednesday, alternating with my writing tips. So, here’s what’s been happening … More A Writerly Update 2.