Friday, 31 May 2013

Writing Updates

Now that the fun and excitement of The Aphrodite Touch launch party is abating, I thought it was time to update where my writing is going at the moment, before my main annual stock-taking during the holidays.

I’m absolutely delighted with the following:
  • Short story, 'Whirlwind Catch’, accepted by Ireland’s Own and being published soon.
  • Children’s short story, ‘Princess Poppy and Little Dragon’ accepted by Knowonder and being published in their Princess and Dragon anthology in July (print and ebook)
  • Regency-era full length novel, Midwinter Masquerade, just been accepted by Tirgearr Publishing.
This is so encouraging, as I’ve just given up writing articles for Demand Studios (eHow UK) since their goalposts have moved and they now want more per week than I’m prepared to write! I had no sooner decided to give more time to fiction and the occasional print article when a couple of acceptances came in – confirms I’m doing the right thing!

But this weekend, the spotlight is going to be on my lovely, talented daughter, Vikki. The two of us are off to London for an overnight tomorrow, as she has a story published in the print anthology from Words with Jam being launched at Foyle’s on Saturday evening and I’m her supporting audience. Should be fun as it’s years since I’ve been to London. I’ll tell you more when I get back!

And in recognition of other writers’ kindness, I must mention that The Jigsaw Puzzle is featured in the June YA showcase on the Twilight of Magic blog, and The Aphrodite Touch is being featured on Lindsay’s Romantics tomorrow, 1st June.

Now for the winner of The Aphrodite Touch e-copy from my blog party... Linda la Roque! Thanks again for all the wonderful comments.

Have a lovely weekend, everyone.


Wendy's Writing said...

What a lot of great writing you've been doing, Rosemary. enjoy your break in London.

Edith said...

Congratulations to you and your daughter. And yes indeed the timing of your decision to focus on fiction was perfect! Enjoy London. :)

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thank you, Wendy!

Many thanks, Edith!

Joanna said...

Congratulations, Rosemary, on all your fabulous writing successes and to Vikki too. You will have a brilliant time in London.
I was there for the first time in ages a couple of Sundays ago for the David Bowie exhibition at the V&A and it was amazing have a break from routine, soaking up the city atmosphere for a change. Enjoy every moment! xxx

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks so much, Joanna!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

I hope you had a wonderful time in London.

I've awarded you a Liebster Award over at my blog, but feel free not to accept is you're too busy.x