Tag Archives: The Swan Harp

A “why bother” moment

…and I’m looking forward to a productive year of writing. I have stories to tell, and I need to get on with it. I had a short spell of despair recently. A friend sent me a murder mystery by an … Continue reading

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Principles

I’m taking back my writing time. I wish I could say this meant I’d received a humongous whack of money somehow, allowing me to leave my wage-slavery, but it doesn’t. What I have received is a (relatively) small amount that … Continue reading

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Yay, yay, first of May…

Well, the third, now. May first is, in the pagan faith, the first day of summer. Yeah, tell that to the weather gods here in beautiful Wharncliffe, where there is still snow on the ground in spite of the rain. … Continue reading

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After the breather

That was an interesting month, probably the first time I’ve gone a month without even trying to write fiction since I seriously started to work on my writing in 2008. I did only contracted pieces for pay. I hadn’t intended … Continue reading

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Leaving Valenia…for a while

I have now had two rejections in this latest round of submissions to agents. Progress, however slow. I don’t like to change my mind about something when I’ve made it up, but I’ve just done that very thing. It’s been … Continue reading

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One down, ninety-nine to go

Yesterday I received my first rejection in the current round of submissions. I was pleased because the rejection was quick. The whole text of it was “I’m sorry, but this is not for me.” Perfect – it said “no”, and … Continue reading

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Moving on

For the last year “The Swan Harp” has been with a publisher who expressed interest in it. Although I would love to work with this company, at this point there is nothing happening, and no deadline for anything to happen. … Continue reading

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