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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!


  1. Congratulations! You should be proud that you stuck to your guns. That's my biggest problem. I've had 3 rejections for my 3 book submissions, and I haven't had the nerve to try again. Maybe when I have more time to research where to send it better.

  2. Congratulations. That's brilliant.

  3. Just found you over at Womags - and can see it was a great time to pop over - Congratulations!

  4. Hi!
    Thank you for your kind comments!
    Janie B, definatly keep trying, I was honestly thinking I would never see an acceptance letter, it took sooo long.

    Sorry about my slow response, I really haven't got the hang of this yet.

    Happy New Year!


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