Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Salient Test of Description

I was thrilled to hear that my sci-fi story Earthbound Angels Return is inspiration for the cover of the forthcoming issue of Fever Dreams E-zine but that set me thinking.

This is actually a test!

I have distinct images in mind when I write, like I'm watching a movie in my head, so I try to get the words to describe what I see. Will others have seen the same thing?

Friday, 24 January 2014

Kind words go a long way!

How I just love it when I check up my email and I get a positive comment from a publisher, even if my manuscript 'isn't for them' or 'not what they are looking for at present'. It keeps me buoyant in the tide of rejections to know that my 'premise proves interesting' and 'my writing is near poetic in places'!!

What is even nicer are the snippets of constructive criticism. Like the nuggets of gold that they are, publishers and editors use them sparingly it seems!


Thursday, 9 January 2014

Girl on Top of the World!

                                     GIRL AT THE END OF THE WORLD BOOK 2

It began with a vision of a wall of flame which grew with a summer vacation to a tiny Greek mountain village and drew on a seriously dark period of contemplation and now Vanquish will be in print!

After far too much procrastination, many disappointments and several near misses, I've got my toe in the door!