Saturday, 27 July 2013

So what's been happening...?

Well, I’ll start with the bad news.  When an agent said my children’s novel was one of the better ones they’d seen, I got rather excited and decided to invest in it. I posted it off to a consultancy agency, in the hope of getting it up to scratch, but got a terrible report back. I cried, as you do, and have now seriously lost faith in it. I'm not saying what the agency had to say was wrong, but I'm not sure how long it will be before I find the courage to read it through again.

There is good news though, I sold two stories to My Weekly, and I have a story in this week's Yours. There’s even a teeny, tiny photo of me too, which is nice and slightly scary at the same time.

In other news, I’m planning to publish the first three chapters of my thriller, Eight Degrees, on a series of blogs.  How daring is that?  Well not very, as I'll be hiding behind the pen-name, Amanda Timoney, as I'm too chicken to use my own.  The blogs are almost ready, so watch this space!
And in other middle-sized news, I’ve completely amazed myself as, not only have I set up a Facebook page as Amanda Timoney, BUT, and you’re going to say 'WOW', I know it.  I’ve only gone and added a clever ‘LIKEY’ thingy-me-jiggy-widget-type-bobby on Writing Allsorts.  Go that girl! If you cast your eyes to the right side-bar you’ll be able to see it in all its glory.

And on that note, I better go and hang the washing out before it storms.