Sunday Update, Updates

A win

I won Eerie River’s February writing competition. The theme was witches and horror. My story, A Friend in Need, will be featured as Patreon exclusive content and then in their ‘Best of’ anthology next year. I was ecstatic when I found out I had won.

Going forward there is so much to write for and although I am back to drabbles it can still be a lot for a chronically ill person working full time (I need to write at least eight 100 words, and four 600 words). But I am sure my love of stories will call back my monstrous muse and we will conquer this mountain.

In other news, I have been designing an author logo. I use the Funko Cthulhu plush as my icon on social media but as I don’t own his design I thought it was about time to design my own proper logo. I hope to finish it next weekend so will hopefully be able to share it with you then. Unsurprisingly, it has tentacles 😛

And I am also now plotting out a poetry book (or 3). Got a little plan about subject matter and I am going to take it slowly and see how it goes.

Sunday Update

Schedules, StokerCon & Submissions

Life has been really busy this week. It’s mainly been really good; a combination of being back at the day job, family celebrations and creative bustling. But it has made me realise that if I want to actually have time to write anything, then updates, blog posts and non-urgent emails are going to have to wait till Sunday. Thus, I will be updating my Facebook page and website blog every Sunday with all my writing news for the week.

Big news for this week is that my story, ‘Feed your Demon’, can be found along with some amazingly masterful horror in Darkness Reclaimed by Eerie River Publishing. And what is better is that the book if FREE! Join the Eerie River newsletter, get a free horror anthology. I was really happy to contribute to this.

Another bit of exciting news is that I am going to StokerCon. It is the Horror Writers Association yearly convention. This year it is being held on the English coast and thus I am attending. It is really exciting for me as so many incredible authors will be there, including some of my favourites. I am currently using the attendee list to add books to my reading list. The talks and scheduled events already up on the website look fascinating and I honestly can’t wait.

Lastly, I am still writing. Got two things out for consideration currently. I have updated my calendar with all the opportunities I want to submit work and plan to start a new story tonight.

So, that’s it for this week, now I just need to see if I have the correct offerings to summon my muse…