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Days 21 to 30 - Updates and more!

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Hey, again!After nine days of research (as well as working and reading, etc.) I have finally uploaded my accumulated list of publishing houses that work with fantasy writers. You can find it at the top of this blog!There are over 50 publishers listed on there with basic information on each so you can see which might be relevant or of interest to yourself, however, for full details you will need to follow the links to each publishers’ website. Next to do on my list for the following few days or so is to research into the publishing magazines, journals, and e-zines (online magazines) that also work with fantasy writers. This will then be uploaded on to here as well.
I also finished reading The Salem Witch Society by K.N. Shields (for the second time) yesterday and, although it is a very good read, I would not agree that it is part of the fantasy genre. It is mostly a crime novel with a villain who has an obsession with witches and the occult/supernatural, however, there is nothing magic…

Days 15 to 20 - Checking in and reporting for duty!

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Hello! I haven’t posted in a few days so wanted to do a little update on what I have been up to.For those interested in the submission I mentioned in my previous post, ‘Day 14 - First to know alert" Sound the alarm; this is not a drill ....‘, I am still waiting to hear from the publication. They did advise me that the waiting period to receive their decision is three months, so I’ll keep sitting here with my fingers crossed until then! Apart from regularly checking my emails (probably a lot more than I usually do in the hope that the publication has replied early), working my day job, and a whole load of other things within my personal life (like getting my hair dyed my favourite colour: dark purple!), I have been working on a different novel project. This is the same project I mentioned in my previous post, ‘Day 12 - I’m back from summer Camp (NaNo)! Time to unpack ...‘:‘During the last month, I got reacquainted with one of my old fantasy novel projects and am almost at the stag…

Day 14 - First to know alert! Sound the alarm; this is not a drill ....

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Hi! Welcome to the first ‘First to know!‘ post of my journal. As mentioned previously: 'Not only will I be discussing my progress and my process here but I will also talk about other side projects - my novels, writing challenges or competitions I take part in, etc. - and share exclusive excerpts of my writing, as well as complete short stories, for you to read. I am also hoping to provide a tell-first service on here for any new and exciting news or updates that may occur - in other words, you will be the first to know anything even before it’s released on my website!’ Therefore, I would like to share with you my latest news and an exclusive sneak peek!
Following my previous post ‘Day 12 - I’m back from summer Camp (NaNo)! Time to unpack ...‘, I looked at my current novel project - Sanctuary-on-Severn, an alternative historical fiction piece set in 1351 - and decided to revert it back to the short story it originally started as. This is for a few reasons, but mostly because I believe …

Day 12 - I'm back from summer Camp (NaNo)! Time to unpack ...

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Hey, there! I am back from participating in the month long challenge of Camp NaNoWrimo - for more information see my previous post ‘Day 11 - Packing for summer Camp (NaNo)! Now, where’s that house-elf?’. Since you are experiencing my expert journey alongside me, I thought I would discuss how last month went for me.Unfortunately, because of the COVID-19 pandemic messing with everyone’s mental health, my current work from home job, and a few personal complications, I did not manage to write any words last month. However, I used that time instead to think about, re-evaluate, reassure, and consider a lot of different elements of my writing life and projects.In my post, ‘Day 4 - Birth of the journal ... let’s hope it’s beautiful!’ - I said that:
‘Not only will I be discussing my progress and my process here but I will also talk about other side projects - my novels, writing challenges or competitions I take part in, etc. - and share exclusive excerpts of my writing, as well as complete short…