Sorry the blog has been rather quiet lately – I've spent two months travelling around Scotland and had very limited internet, so haven't kept up very well with what's going on.
I haven't done a great deal of writing either, but I'm thinking of setting a story on the Island of Mull (where these pictures were taken) so I can pretend the whole thing was research.
I've had emails, including some acceptances from Allas, My weekly, Fiction Feast and The Weekly News.
There was also news of a competition win and the request that editors keep hold of stories for possible inclusion in You (South Africa), The People's Friend and the My Weekly annual ... for 2021!
The trip has given me time to think about what I want from my writing. The rights issue with Woman's Weekly really dampened my enthusiasm for womag stories for a while.
Then one rainy day during the trip I was idly flicking through magazines in a shop and found one of my stories.
I realised I can't give up the way it feels to see my name in print and to know people are reading and enjoying stories I've written.
What's been happening with you whilst I've been away? Have you been writing? Do you have any sales or other news to report?