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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.

Wednesday 5 September 2012

IWSG Sept and Write1 Sub1 August

For this month's IWSG hosted by
Alex J Cavanagh,
 I have been striving to exorcise those doubting demons
and just get on with writing/ having a go at blog challenges and generally getting things out there!This goal has ultimately been
helped by the support and inspiration of the Write1Sub1 team

Last month, I forgot to add my eBook Ultimate Sacrifice, to the Write1sub1 mix.

This month, I have submitted a poem for publication,
and written/submitted my first complete suspense thriller short story
 Plus my cat short story has been processed and the Writers For Animals anthology will soon be ready for publication, the proceeds for which help animal charities. In the antholgy I believe Old Kitty's story will also be included. Yay!

My 'Ray' story opening that received the ePen prize from Writing Magazine was not actually published in the magazine. Boo hoo! One of the other competition winners' stories was used instead, which was disappointing for me, as I would have loved to have seen it in print.
Maybe they will include it some other time.
In the meantime I am reminded of Neil Gaiman's Fraud Police comment:


For all you short story lovers out there, don't forget to check out this link:
I get bad neck and shoulder ache and that affects my computing/ reading my Kindle for PC stuff. I really must get a proper Kindle, though I prefer real books.


  1. Lovely Madeleine!!! Oh now why wasn't your story printed - you won!!! Oh dear! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS anyway!! Yay!!

    Good luck with your new job!!! Yay!!!

    I do like this speech (I watched it previously in another blog) and I think I remember best was what he said about finally enjoying himself and his writing!

    Take care

  2. Congratulations on your winning story and good luck with your new job!!
    Now that's a double reason to bury the insecurity for a little while!

  3. Congrats on all your work Madeleine!

    I hope you feel better and good luck at the new job.

  4. Congratulations! You've had a great month. Good luck with the new job.

  5. I hope they print it soon!

    I hadn't heard Gaiman's speech before. Brilliant.

  6. Congrats. I enjoy reading good news from my blogger friends.


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