Idle Hands

I have a problem. Every time I have a baby I start a new business and begin a new book. Well, by "every time" I mean: both times this has happened. Still, coincidence, or something more sinister? Perhaps a touch of "oh my god I'm enslaved by a tiny overlord and desperately need some sort of creative outlet" syndrome. Perhaps just a surge in hormones. Either way, it makes for a busy and none-too-restful life, but exciting nonetheless.

I've been sending out more book proposals, short stories and flash fiction pieces. I've started outlining my next book AND a screenplay. I've signed up to train to be an antenatal teacher/birth educator. My maternity leave ends in a mere week and I don't feel as if my feet have really touched the ground since kiddo #2 was born. Still, there's a massive smile on my face, so I'm not complaining. I'm just very ... very ... extremely ... super ... tired.

Oh yeah, and we've crept into 2012. I must have missed that too. Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year!

So far this year I have one shiny acceptance for a piece I wrote for the flash challenge at Show Me Your Lits (my favourite way to exercise my writing fingers/procrastinate from novel writing).

Guess who took it?

Go on, guess.

I've kind of been obsessed with getting something published there for a year and half.

They're my Holy Grail.

And I BROKE them. Finally.

SmokeLong Quarterly, baby.

<insert slow motion running along a beach, culminating in an impassioned embrace between myself and the magazine here>

My story, Lacrimosa, will be live on the website at the end of March, I'll add a linky when there is one.

So - Happy February to one and all. I have good intentions for regular blogging/submitting stories/querying and generally being A Good Writer this year, so feel free to slap me if you find me slacking.

(SmokeLong, baby! Woooooo!)

Posted on February 29, 2012 and filed under Flashes, Novel, Publications, Screenplays, Short Stories, WIP, Writing.