Fighting Discouragement

This morning I had another rejection email. I’ve been submitting flash fiction pieces here and there while I work on my novels. I don’t get too attached to these short pieces, and I don’t expect anything to come of the …

Creating Deadlines

If you had a look at my old writing resume, you’ll have noticed that in the last two months I’ve been focusing on submissions. And this week, I attended a local writing group. I used to be part of a creative …

Submitting Short Pieces

I used to write poetry. Then I found novels. When it came to looking at the submission process last September, I realised I essentially had nothing to show for being a writer. Having recognised the important part that publishing credits can …

Rejection

The first step of being a “recognised writer”, for me at least, was my first rejection letter. Because being rejected means I wrote something. I then sent it off, people actually read some of it, and they made a decision …

Editing Novels

How I Began

Novels Through The Years A brief description of my journey from my first novel to now. 2009: I began writing my first novel in November 2009 for National Novel Writing Month, called VARIATIONS OF LIGHT. By the end, I was struggling …