My intention this year is to write as much as possible and get published as much as possible, and it’s slowly starting to happen. I’m kind of believing that success is all about focus – where you put your attention.
On 14 March, my story, Full Circle was published on Ellipsis Zine and on 22 March, I had a short piece, ‘The Man Behind The Mask‘ published on Spillwords.
Today (27 March) my first drabble (100 word story) was published on The Drabble. The story is called So this is the End and is about death/grief.
After almost a year’s break, I’m back to the blog! I didn’t do much writing last year as I was focusing on a rather large cycling challenge (John o Groats to Lands End), which was over 1000 miles. However, in November I took a couple of workshops with renowned flash fiction writer, Meg Pokrass and they really kickstarted my creativity.
My aim this year is to get my stories published in literary journals and long-listed/shortlisted and placed in competitions, and so far I’ve had a number of pieces accepted.
On 1 January I had a story long listed in Reflex Fiction‘s quarterly flash competition – great start to the year!
In February I was runner up in Retreat West‘s quarterly themed flash competition with my story, This Time See White, a story based on the death of my father. I also had my story, How to Write Well. Or Not accepted by the Cabinet of Heed, and have a couple of other stories forthcoming in journals.
I’ve just started another online workshop with Meg Pokrass and am hoping it’ll produce some more stories.
I trust you’re all having a wonderful year so far!