About Me

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Hi, welcome to my blog, I am a writer of short stories, children's and YA novels . An acceptance from People's Friend finally made me a published writer! Yeah, happy days! I have since had stories published in The Weekly News and The Last Laugh anthology. My main love is writing children's/YA novels...I'm now enduring a fruitless search for an agent... I also draw and paint, I like to draw animals (usually my adorable crazy cats!)Occasionally famous people and motorcycles.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

I can't believe it!

I got a very unasuming white envelope in th post this morning.
People's Friend have accepted one of my stories!!!!!!!!
I can't quite believe it, in fact I won't believe it until I see it, I really can't wait for that first sight of my story in the magazine!
I now feel as if saying I'm a writer is suddenly justified, as before I always mumbled an apologetic, 'I've not had anything published yet...' after saying I did a lot of writing.
It has been a long time coming, I think about 8 years, but back then I sent a story off about once every six to twelve months, so the editors weren't exactly inundated with my work!

Friday, 6 November 2009

another three rejections

I'm new to this blogging idea, but thought I'd have a go.
I read somewhere, Womag's blog in fact (A very helpful friendly place, by the way) that it is best to have a number of stories 'out there' with publishers at any one time. So I wrote more, lots more.
Yesterday sadly three rejections at once from The Weekly News, but it's okay, I take them less personally these days!
One magazine's requirements can be quite different from another, just as one persons idea of a great story might not be the same as mine. It's a matter of opinion, so why worry?