Monthly Archives: April 2013

rejected but not dejected

Back in January I found out that a publisher to whom I had submitted a novel had sent the novel to be looked at by an official “reader,” which seemed like a positive development. Today, the publisher finally got in … Continue reading

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keep your distance

I’m actually getting back on an even keel. The manic busy-ness of the last few months has subsided, and I’ve actually just spent almost the whole weekend writing! What a novelty. I’m working on a memoir piece for a competition … Continue reading

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tropical girl

Today was the first time in about three months I have had a whole day free for writing. Back in Tokyo my weekends were organised with military-style discipline. I would set the alarm for six or seven o’ clock, I would … Continue reading

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april fool

One of these statements may be an April Fool’s joke: Since my last post I have turned fifty. I will blog at least once a week this month. I have two pieces awaiting judgment in short story competitions. I have … Continue reading

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