Today marked the end of term at the secondary school where I work for the start of the summer holidays. It also means the start of my maternity leave. This week I’ve been busy wrapping up loose ends with my admin at work and getting stuck in to a few writing deadlines, before baby pursuits take up my time!
1. Author interview
I’ve been drafting an author interview, which will be forthcoming on a website hosted by author and business person, David Ellis. The interview will focus on my published poetry collections and novella. More on this soon.
2. Finishing my novel
Another brain challenge as I completed my final chapter, cleaned up plot difficulties from the previous (5th) draft and – hopefully – formatted the manuscript for the last time in preparation for submission. More on this shortly too!
3. Editing the Bindweed Magazine Issue 5 print anthology
Designing the front cover, writing the summer editorial, organising the typescript, uploading the manuscript to Lulu, writing the blurb, and setting the price for worldwide distribution – all before the end of June has been a tough, but worthwhile hurdle on the literary field. Whew!
4. Receiving my writer contract for Dark Gothic Resurrected magazine
My novelette, Til Death do us Boneapart, will be published in the summer issue of Dark Gothic Resurrected magazine. The editor sent along my writing contract to read through and sign, which was another goal ticked on my literary list.
Woohoo! If you’re anything like me as a writer, you can relate to the feeling of accomplishment I’ve had this week at meeting my writing goals, especially in the face off growing fatigue. Ah… It feels good to finally get one’s feet up for a well-deserved break, at last.