It's been a long time since I've entered anything I've written into a writing contest, but I submitted a short story "Lady Beatrice's Ball" to the Insecure Writer's Support Group Anthology Contest today.For the past few years, the IWSG has run an anthology contest, where stories are submitted and short-listed and the winners are published … Continue reading A Contest Submission
In more random research...I'm writing one story and researching/thinking about/percolating another story which actually has something like 30K already written but I've had on hold.The one I've actually been writing is The New Bride of Banner's Edge. It's ostensibly a Regency romance, so it should be light and fun and frothy, but because this is … Continue reading Regency funerals, Cambridge riots, and a travel notice
I think we can give up the pretense that I'm still doing NaNoWriMo this year. I have one completed short story ("Haunted Lake") and two beginnings of short stories ("The New Bride of Banner's Edge" and "The N Train"), but that's as far as I got.I want to complete those stories and the others that … Continue reading NaNo ’16: Day…Whatever
I have hit the 45,000-word mark on this first draft of my as-yet very untitled work.This is significant because I'm estimating that 45K is about the halfway point.Finally.I've finally stopped being a perfectionist on this thing and started a revisions document, so I can note down the things I want to change when I get … Continue reading 45K
Hey!After effectively getting some creative juices re-flowing because, after I bitched and moaned about this latest writing project to my best friend, she broke out into song: "Chapter 18/I hate Chapter 18/That's two thousand words/ I gotta delete," I have decided to re-read said Chapter 18 and figure out why I hate it quite so … Continue reading It’s Saturday. Have an excerpt.