My flash story, Boulder, features in this anthology that is available to buy through the Brighton/Rattles Tales website: http://www.brightonprize.com/congratulations-2017-winners/ Lots of excellent tales.
Things have been quiet on the writing front. Although I’ve finished the first draft of a novel I can’t face looking at it and have been dithering about, doing anything but sort through the mess of 60,000 wandering words.
After someone (the lovely Maisie Chan) heard me read out a story (the one time I’ve done so) I was invited to join the SCWBI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). I’ve been along to two meetings and have learnt the usefulness of being critiqued. Unseen errors, rotten grammar and wavering plot lines blare out to fresh eyes so I’ve grown a thicker skin during those meetings – and a fixed smile.