So here I am, fifty nine days into the New Year, heading for another Chi-SCBWI meeting tonight and thinking it’s time for taking stock.

Things I am pleased about:

  • I have written at least something everyday this year so far
  • Write Now/Macmillan wanted to see the rest of ‘Georgiana & the Municipal Moon’ even if they didn’t take it further
  • I shall be doing a workshop on ‘Georgiana & the Municipal Moon’ with Imogen Cooper soon
  • Anne Clark is interested in ‘Georgiana & the Municipal Moon’ when it has been revisited
  • Mslexia short-listed ‘The Selkies of Scoresby Nab’ – although I didn’t win I shall be doing a pitching workshop in Newcastle and a meet-the-professionals event in London in June
  • Times/Chicken House at least long-listed ‘The Selkies of Scoresby Nab’
  • one of my reviews appeared in The Bookseller (via Serendipity Reviews)
 Things I have given a go:
  • PEN/Arvon competition
  • submission of Miscellanea piece to Eggplant Productions
  • fairytale retelling The Bird with Feathers of Gold sent to Untold Press
  • a workshop proposal to David Almond for Bath Festival of Children’s Literature
  • submission to Catherine Clarke at Felicity Bryan (Selkies)
  • entered Adventures in Fiction competition with The Wedding Ghost
Things I intend to do
  • send a short story in for Mslexia Short Story Prize
  • keep posting here every Thursday
  • keep posting on The Wedding Ghost blog every Tuesday
  • keep curating
  • keep writing and reading and reviewing
  • keep my chin up!