I’m not keen on counting, but it’s good to review the year and consider some very lovely times.
Month by month, here are my writing highlights and a celebratory photo for each.
Delighted to have a rare poem published in Visual Verse
Had three flashes published this month. Particularly proud of The Man I Am Not Marrying, published in Spelk
After a nail-biting time, signed a book deal with Louise Walters Books for my second novella, In the Sweep of the Bay, due to be published on 17th September 2020.
Took part in both the Abergavenny Writing Festival and the Llandeilo Litfest.
A wonderful week at Palazzo Forani in the village of Casperia in the Sabine Hills, north of Rome, led by ace flash fiction writers Kathy Fish and Nancy Stohlman. New writing, new friends, new food!
Spent a day at the Flash Fiction Festival in Bristol. More great writing experiences – and lovely to meet so many writers I knew from internet connections.
Spoke at another LitFest, this time in Caerleon.
Structural and line edits of In the Sweep of the Bay completed.
Copy editing time for the novella. Challenged myself to write a (long) short story of which of which I was given paragraphs 1 and 20. Could be the bones of a new novella…
Busy weekend at the beginning of the month: up to Leicester for the launch of this anthology one day and at the Crickhowell LitFest talking about novellas the next.
Finally started writing the story of my Auntie Phyllis, internationally famous circus artiste!
Five flashes published this month, after a lean time.
4 Replies to “Looking back at 2019”
Great post 🙂
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Thanks so much!
I hadn’t caught up with the news on the publication deal for your novella. Definitely something to celebrate