Thought I would post about my news this month. All good. Firstly, I had a letter published in the current issue of Writer’s Forum magazine about being inspired to enter the People’s Friend serial writing competition after reading their interview with the Fiction Editor. I don’t get any money from it but the kudos is there, and I can submit it to the ALCS (last post). Then Saturday just gone I was reading Facebook updates when I went into a group I belong to for womag writers and saw that someone had posted that my letter in WF had been noticed on the People’s Friend Fiction blog. I went there and checked it out. I’m not mentioned by name, but if you had already known it was me then you knew. I knew. They say things comes in threes, and they did for me. I got home from the RNA chapter meeting in Holborn on Saturday afternoon to find I had a letter in the post. I opened it to find I had got a letter from Amateur Gardening magazine congratulating me on my letter which will be printed in the 26 Sept issue (out today). I won a £10 garden voucher for that. All these little things add up, and can look good on a writing cv.
Oh yes, yesterday I received in the post my ms critiqued by someone in the RNA. There are lots of things to change and take out, but it was a good report as they said the story title and the story in general was perfect for a My Weekly Pocket Novel, which I am aiming it for. Brimming with ideas already.
So, never give up. Things come to those who wait.