I came REALLY close this time…

Getting published is my ultimate writing goal and this year I came the closest I ever have to achieving it.

It’s a cliché but the thrill of having my dream within reach like this was akin to experiencing a rollercoaster ride – although this particular rollercoaster could probably be best described as swift loops of elation interspersed with long periods of hanging upside down at the top waiting for something to happen. The publishing industry is, above all else, Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned So Far…

As we come to the end of another year, I feel like it’s a good opportunity to take stock of where I am in terms of my writing endeavours and to assess what I have learned so far (emphasis on the so far bit – there is no end to the possibilities of what is out there, as-yet-unknown).

While I have had some small achievements this year, I am still sadly unpublished, so what I am about to write here is by no means an all-knowing guide. It’s just a reflection of my own personal experience of the writing world, containing Continue reading