So where am I at? Mentally, in a good space, although I still have ups and downs, but I won’t bore you with those today.
Writing wise – this year is looking quite exciting to me. I have grand plans. First of all, I have a new critique partner who is absolutely amazing and I love her so much! Thanks Deryn Pittar for stepping up when I asked for new critique partners. I don’t believe any writer can have too many critiquing friends.
Scarlet Rose – my Who’s that Girl submission has been critiqued and proofread, and now I will have a final read through before I submit it on Saturday 15th February. I will have it done before then, and probably submitted too, so I have time.
I am also entering a competition, but I can’t say much about it because then it spoils it for the judging. So lets just say I am super excited about this one.
I also have Taniwha that I want to write – a modern twist on a fairytale – involving NZ. I have so many ideas and thoughts about this one that I want to get it all planned out before I go insane 😉 – whoops, maybe that is why I keep getting depression!
Also, I have started on Huntress, and sent that through as my final writing assignment, and I got 92%. It was critiqued by June Colbert who writes fantasy stories for children, and she was quite fascinated by the story idea – and the other two stories that would follow on.
So I have officially finished my Writing Fiction course and started the Copy Editing and Proofreading course – which is quite exciting. Have done my first assignment ready to hand in, just want to check through it all first.
This year, is my year. Last year I felt I bumbled my way through, but my husband is behind me this year, he told me that he would help me with self publishing if that is the road I choose to follow. I am so lucky to have such support. But I won’t be releasing anything in a hurry. I have too much writing to do first!