So I started this blog to diary my road to my publishing dreams. I have attempted flash fiction, joined a blog hop, moaned about my health, attempted some book reviewing and even attempted a 5 year journal (and failed)
At my last mentoring session at the weekend Rachel said by the end of the week I can start contacting publishers / agents!
And as this weekend the nominations for Crime novel of the year have come out from Theakston’s Festival. I felt that it was only right to mark this occasion by saying this time next year that will be me!!! I need to go on Davina’s tv programme
I have submitted already to two competitions and the third will go in also by the end of the week. I have my list of five agents and five publishers who I’m going to approach first.
Then I will begin the waiting game….
So hold tight….
Image courtesy of Kent Bonham
We had been stuck behind this car for ages, as we traveled on holiday, my dad was getting more and more frustrated
“Bloody foreigners!” he shouted angrily.
“At least if you are going to come over to this country and drive on our road…”
I try to and calm him down.
“They’re not that bad dad, a lot of them come over here and do good things.”
“Many of those in our medical profession come from abroad.”
He suddenly went quiet, thinking…
I hoped he was remembering all they had done for mum, before she died..
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I have been trying hard with my grammar this week, I generally have no clue where I am supposed to put these marks. I seemed to have missed 101 in grammar at school. To the point of my son (8) knows better grammar than me!!!
But I am trying to learn from the feedback I have been getting from my story on Scribophile.
I was talking to an author yesterday and she asked me what I write so I told her
“An MI5 agent who leaves the service to have a family etc, then a body appears in her new home town of Long Eaton and her past comes back knocking on her door”
You heard it here first…
So it’s Sunday and I have already done my stunt on the Park from Junior parkrun, I think Parkrun for the kids is such a good thing, everyone is so supportive of the kid in last place that I bet isn’t seen in adult parkrun… So there goes any chance of me starting running again. But going on from this my legs are bad again so maybe running isn’t such a good idea.. Something about not over doing it (haha)
I have also seen something about a mentoring scheme by one of the authors that I like, did I mention this the other day? Mentoring I really have no idea where to start in my application! I am probably going to submit the first bit of my current story but then I’ve got to come up with 500 words of why I want said person to mentor me arg!!!!
Talking of my story I wrote some about the autopsy last night. I am still struggling with the bit of getting the dead bodies ID out there. There is a forum that I am on for writing and they have suggested things, but they don’t sound right or feel right… My MC is ex MI5 and has lived a “normal” life since she left so why would she be keen in investigate the body!? She has a new life, name etc.. Who ever said this writing stuff was easy!
As for everyone elses favorite subject, my legs are bad which I guess the cold doesn’t help, says she who stood in the middle of a field at parkrun in the cold! Maybe I need to get some of those tight things to go under my trousers! Leggins lol! Or possible tights… But I don’t get on with tights! arg. My head went horrible yesterday with the whole not knowing what I was doing, in almost tears in the supermarket, I said to the kids can you behavior in Aldi or do we need to leave it and go home!? and I couldn’t cope with cooking dinner 😦 #MSSUCKS We shall see what this week brings but I am trying do hard not to be written off work again!
struggled to write last night, I am just wondering if I could write the “police” bit first and then intertwine her story in later the two worlds collide!? As I was writing her bit last night and I was kinda struggling #boring
I managed to take some photos today, I dragged the kids along which wasn’t one of my better ideas. So if anyone is interested this is the body dump site haha
My legs are bad again and pretty much waiting to rub some deep heat in! I don’t think the cold of standing on the park helped this or all the standing I did yesterday at the sale.