Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Crumbs, has it really been that long...


I am thoroughly ashamed of myself. I remember a time when I blogged daily – Okay, so I was a little addicted, but nothing that a bit of electric shock therapy didn’t sort out. But now I think they should pull out the plugs, as I'm not blogging at all!

Although, I do have an excuse. My novel is almost edited! And the first three chapters are ready to go! In fact, I was almost tempted to send them out there, whilst editing the rest. But reined myself in, resisting the temptation. But it won’t be long now! YIKES!

Oh, and I’m a bit over-excited today. I’ve just received the Spring Edition of That’s Life Fast Fiction Australia, and my story’s in there – woo hoo! And what’s makes this even more special is I’m sharing the pages with some fantastic writers: including Karen Clarke, Sally Quilford, Womag and Teresa Ashby. Looking forward to a nice cup of hot chocolate later, when I'll be reading the magazine from cover to cover.

17 comments:

Carol said...

Congratulations on getting your story in That's Life Fast Fiction Australia and very well done on your editing!! Woo hoo indeed!!

C x

TOM FOOLERY said...

Well done :) TFx

Jarmara Falconer said...

Well done you, both on your story being published and your editing.

HelenMHunt said...

Brilliant news all round.

JJ Beattie said...

Brilliant to hear Amanda and big congrats on the story in TLFFA. See, I think the blogging gets in the way of writing... and you're proof of that...

Does that mean I have to blog less?

Amanda said...

Aw, thanks All xx

Hey JJ - Blogging is a great! I wouldn't have got this far without blogging - it's great writing practice and you get to meet such fab people! It's just I'm getting a bit lazy methinks!

Shirley Wells said...

Well done, you! See? I didn't have to nag at all. ;o)

Pat Posner said...

Well done on the 'almost finished' edits.
Congrats on the story.
I've been a slack blogger, too.

xxPat

Amanda said...

Thanks, Shirley - your early nagging kept me in line! And your suggestion to carry my characters around with me really helped too! Except now I'm quite crazy - Oh what the heck - writers are aren't they? :-)

Thanks Pat! I remember (about 18 months ago!!!) when we followed each other round blogland introducing ourselves hee hee!

xx

DJ Kirkby said...

You're in good company! Enjoy and I hope you get many more published. xo

Suzanne Jones said...

Well done on the editing and huge congratulations on you story.

XX

Karen said...

That's so exciting, well done!! Just got back and haven't opened the post yet (the neighbours have been looking after it while we were away!) but should have a copy :o)

Helen P said...

well done Amanda and glad to hear you haven't just been eating chocolate and having a lovely time! Editing a novel is a perfect excuse not to blog but I have missed you.

Amanda said...

I am aren't I, DJ? And thank you!

Thanks, Suzanne! :-)

Hope your holiday was fab, Karen
:-)

Awh, thanks Helen - but I have een eating loads of chocolate too! Hee hee!


xxx

Kate said...

Congratulations on the story! Kate x

sheepish said...

Hi congrats on the story and hope the edits going well. Do you have Aussie connections?

Amanda said...

Thanks Kate :-)

Hi Sheepish - and thanks. Yes, I have a lovely Aunt and Uncle in Oz!