I entered the Page and Blackmore Short Story competition – and it sounds like the top 10 entries have already been decided. Kind of excited to hear back, because the first 100 entries get feedback on their stories, with the top 10 getting more indepth. I hope I am in the top ten, but I am not holding my breath. Short stories aren’t my forte.
Yesterday, I finished the ending of my novella. So now I only have the middle to work on. I have some of it, but I need to incorporate more of the Gamble / risk (as I do to the ending too), and how she changes from being frightened to a confident woman.
Planning is also proceeding on The Cursed Love, with a wide awake session last week when my muse insisted that he didn’t want to be a player, but a widower instead. It does fit in with the story, and he is able to sympathise with the heroine, I just wish he didn’t have to wake me at 1am to tell me… I guess the muse can strike anytime, anywhere. The story seems to have taken on a life of its own, with lots of interesting twists and turns… just have to work out how to recover from them and progress the story. I want to start writing this in June for SoCNoC.
Which leads me nicely to KiwiWriters. The site will be up and running on 1st June, earlier if we can manage it. It is coming together nicely and looks fabulous. Hopefully it will be more interactive and user friendly and look a lot more like an NZ site, rather than a generic site. There are lots of wonderful widgets and plugins that we have been able to use and the site does look magnificent (although I think I have already mentioned that!)
My articles have appeared on The Rural site, a list of my articles is available here. It has been a very exciting time, and I have enjoyed writing these. I intend to do a series on Women in Rural Businesses, and my first appointment is with a kinesiologist on Tuesday. I am looking forward to the experience and to write about why she went into business in a rural area.