General wibble

We need to talk about alcohol

I have a piece in The Big Issue! Grab a copy from a vendor near you or, if you don’t often see someone selling it, you can subscribe online. The Women’s Enterprise Project gives women safe and stable employment packaging and managing subscriptions. Great idea. The piece is about alcohol. I have a history with…

2015: a portrait in numbers

Books read: 28 Fiction submissions: 46 Fiction acceptances: 3 Non-fiction submissions: 2 Non fiction acceptances: 2 Subscriptions purchased: 8 (whoops) Animals: 2 cats + 1 adopted dog – 1 lost cat = 2 furry friends remaining Walls painted: 4 (felt like more) Bikes gained: 1 Bikes stolen: 1 Roller derby games played: 15 (ish) Interstate…

I’ve started to crave rejection letters

A writers website I frequent has a page where fellow travelers can post their submissions, rejections and acceptances. It’s a habit for folks to say they haven’t received a rejection in a long time, they must send more submissions. So few submissions receive an acceptance and in a weird way it doesn’t seem the point…

A writer and her dog

Do you remember some time ago I posted about how frightened I was of squandering my time after I quit full time work? Well, here we are just about a month later. What have I accomplished? I have submitted two pieces of non-fiction, three pieces of fiction and have my novella out in the hands…

Right now

The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now. I have been AWOL. I have been working hard, at a paid job, at making lifestyle changes, at health, at being a team member.  It hasn’t be awful. In fact, I’ve been feeling a more complete person than ever of…