Being asked to a book launch makes me feel like a writer. It makes me believe it just a little more. I’m not meant to say anything about it yet but it’s in Edinburgh, in a week and I am very excited, especially when I heard about one or two of the other authors who are going to be in the anthology. More soon.
I’m on the flash500 longlist which is great – even if it gets no further it’s a buzz simply getting that far.
And a new venture, The Monkey Collective is about to publish volume two of The Monkey Collection and I’m in it! It’s been an exciting time and, as I’ve had very little time to write recently, I’m extra specially pleased.
If I believe in a story and it gets rejected, I simply read it through again, perhaps tweak it, perhaps leave it as it is, and send it out to the big wide world again as soon as I can. This is the case with both the stories for flash500 and The Monkey Collective – I love both the stories and was always sad they’d never found their home.