On the first day of January I’m going to submit my first manuscript In the Between to a publisher. Here in Australia some publishers have days once a month where writers without Agents will allow you to submit and be added to the slush pile. Hey, if I’m keeping slush pile readers in jobs, then I will. Helping the economy and all that.
I’m feeling very festive and so are my characters. The below is a short story that happens after the end of my first novel, In the Between. It’s written from the perspective of the main character Layla’s boyfriend, Brian. This is the first time I’ve written from his perspective. It was fun and a nice break from my heavy editing of late.
It’s a little soppy and very daytime Christmas TV movie, but it had to be done.
So enjoy and Merry Christmas.
It was my birthday at the end of November. I turned another year older, but the year that was has been a little different from all the previous ones. It was for my birthday last year that my husband bought me a spot in a two-day writing course at the Australian Writer’s Centre, run by the brilliant Pamela Freeman.
Just because everyone needs a random Chewie Meme.
A few weeks ago, I posted a little expert of my first sci-fi short story Guardians of Darkness. It was my first attempt at the genre. Writing the piece was easy enough, the writing bit is always the easy part for me. I think easy is the wrong word – the writing is the routine part for me.