Friday, March 27, 2009

Last Post For The Week

This weekend will be full. This afternoon, I'll be watching hi-tech cars go round in circles at ridiculous speeds - and fixing a leaky tap in the shower.

Saturday and Sunday will be more fast cars and scantily clad women.

Saturday night is Presentation Night down at the cricket club to wrap up the season.

So this weeks word total for "A Kookaburra's Laugh" finishes at a dismal 907 - but then that's 907 more than I did the two weeks before :c(

I did write a new short story at just over 1200 words so it wasn't a total loss, and I managed to finish and submit two assignments. Somewhere in there I read and reviewed Tainted as well. Oh, and I finished revising Dreaming - which I must send off very shortly.

Last night I began reading MageSign. 5 chapters in, but I'm not saying anything until I write the review. That doesn't mean good or bad things about the book. You'll just have to read the review, or better yet, go buy yourself a copy on Amazon and we can have a book club discussion once we've both finished reading it.

And finally I can announce - Dark Rose has been accepted for publication in Yellow Mama's Issue #16 Halloween edition for 2009. My child vampire story has finally found a home. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Cindy Rosmus for all her input in making the story better and for accepting Dark Rose into the Yellow Mama family. This was also my first ever request for a rewrite, and I found the experience to be a positive one because of Cindy's professionalism. I'd highly recommend submitting your stories to YM.

So, have a great weekend and I hope you manage to get some writing done, or have a great time which will recharge your batteries and creative juices so you can hit the keyboard running when the new week begins. Remember April starts mid next week so any March deadlines are now looming large.

Good luck with all your writing.



  1. Congrats on the acceptance! I had no doubt it would find a home. I plan on reading stuff tonight ;) and will get back comments to you tomorrow.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Congrats on the acceptance. I could imagine getting asked for a revision to be a really positive thing because it shows you have potential that they're willing to nurture.

  3. I've submitted to Yellow Mama, and was floored by the level of professionalism. And not just because of the willingness to read a story entitled "Relentless Sodomy: The Musical!"

  4. Congrats on the acceptance! And I love how you just toss off that you finished a story this week, like it wasn't a big thing. Congrats on finishing a story too!

  5. Congratulations on Dark Rose! Have a great weekend.

  6. Huzzah! I'm a big Yellow Mama fan.

  7. Thanks everyone for the congrats. I wholeheartedly recommend submitting to YM - very cool editor (Cindy) and a painless process.