Rejections and perseverance-

Am glad to share Alyson Faye’s blog here as she is a fellow Chapeltown author, whose book will be out with them in due course. She has also kindly shared news of my From Light to Dark and Back Again debut flash fiction collection so., thanks, Alyson and good luck with your book too!


I’ve had a bit of a dry quiet spell writing wise not life wise- with a flurry of rejections for my short stories from a few mags (on line). One editor was probably trying to be encouraging when he replied- ‘Thanks for submitting three pieces. Not bad. Not for us at this time, but keep writing. You work shows promise.’ However I had rather hoped that my work had risen above the ‘not bad’ level by now! And that my ‘promise’ was rather more developed. Oh the slings and arrows to our egos.

However Annie Evett of indie Australian Press Raging Aardvark got in touch with all us Flash Fiction authors who are going to be in Twisted Tales 2016/7 after a long silence to say – hurrah!- the book is back on and will be out in February- or soonish. This is great news.

My WEA Otley writing…

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