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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Monday, 30 April 2012

W1S1 April Happy Dance

So did I achieve my  Write1Sub1, goal (to write one piece of fiction and submit one piece for publication) this month?
YES, Not only did I achieve this goal, because I submitted another short piece for a competition
but I have some exciting news.

A letter arrived at the end of April from
Writing Magazine/ Writer's News
saying: Many thanks for entering the competition in Writing Magazine. I am very pleased to inform you that your entry was selected and you have won. Congratulations! Please find your prize enclosed. It was an mobile notes digital e-pen.
I'm delighted and stunned.

I believe my winning entry will appear in the (next) June issue of the magazine. I'm so excited.

Have you achieved your writing goals this month?

Come back Wednesday for my ISWG and Bed by David Whitehouse

While I haven't written anymore on my WIP. I have been doing lots of thinking/ planning about it while having my blog break. Although I didn't write as much as I had wanted, I got lots of non-writing stuff done that has been dragging me down and crushing my writing creativity.


  1. OH WOWOWOWOWOWOOWOWOOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH Madeleine! You STAR!!! Awwww yay for you!!!

    Huge huge huge CONGRATULATIONS!!!! How exciting!!! Brilliant!!!! Wow!!

    Am now going to do a happy happy dance for you! YAY!! Take care

  2. Great news. I'm a subscriber so I'll look out for that.

  3. Congratulations!!! You should be very proud of yourself. The whole month of April has flown by in an A-Z Challenge blur for me. So, other than blogging, not much else in the way of writing for me this month, darn it. Although, you could say I got in a LOT of exercise. MUCH more than usual. More than I've done in YEARS, matter of fact. (Blog-hopping IS considered an exercise, right?)

  4. Congratulations! Hurray for you!!! It's awesome you made your goal -- and exceeded it!

    I met my goal. I got a helluva good start on my new WIP while I wasn't blogging for the month of April.

  5. Hey Madeleine,
    Hearty congrats on your writing achievement. I don't blame you for being excited and kudos to you, my friend.
    I had an article appear in 'Better Gnomes and Gardens' :)
    In kindness and admiration, your way, Gary

  6. Awesome, Madeleine. Congratulations! You'll have to let us know when, so I can pick up the issue and read it. How exciting! Way to go!

    The digital pen looks cool, too. Nice.

  7. Congratulations Maddy!! Awesome to win a prize too :) Love the Snoopy, lol.

    I did not meet my writing goals, but at least I don't have to come up with new ones for next month :)


  8. Hi Madeleine .. that's fantastic - congratulations .. and I'm so pleased for you.

    Now how does that mobile thingy work?

    Wow I bet you're pleased you concentrated on your writing and not doing the A - Z ...

    Lots of happy dances going on down in Devon - maybe you're puddling and splashing around doing your dance - hope you're not swamped out.

    Cheers Hilary

  9. YaY! Big things for you! Congratulations on both fronts.

  10. Super congrats! How many times did you read that sentence? : )

    Real life is definitely a drag on writing...hopefully it will spawn some creativity for you soon.

    Congrats on your goals and your win.

  11. Congrats, Madeleine, you deserve it. Very happy for you.

  12. CONGRATULATIONS! So exciting to have won something! And the prize looks really cool. I'd love one of those!

  13. Congrats on meeting your W1S1 goal!

    And mundo on winning the writing zine contest! I'll have to look for your story.

  14. Congratulations!!!! That is such wonderful, happy news! I'm so happy for you! Cheers and more cheers to you!

  15. Wow! Good for you! That's fantastic. :)

    I would like to enter a writing competition someday, but I haven't found one that fits me. Since I'm not 18 yet, I'm not eligible for a lot of the big contests.

  16. Many sincere congratulations Maddy. So exciting! Isn't it wonderful to get a letter like that in the mail.

    I hope you're feeling refreshed after your blog break.

    BTW I found those comments of yours. Google had sent them to my Spam comment box. Found them just now. Mystery solved, except why does Google think you're spamming me?


  17. Congrats on accomplishing your goals and winning the contest! It seems like a really cool prize, too.

  18. Way to go, Madeleine! Proud of you. And well done on reaching your April Write1Sub1 goals this month!

  19. Congrats on the contest win and meeting your W1S1 goals.

  20. Wow. How fantastic. Huge congratulations.


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