Now that my latest novel is out and everything is geared to getting ready for Christmas over the next couple of weeks, it’s a lovely bonus to see success in other parts of my writing. It also reminds me how much I enjoy the variety of shorter items in different genres, and I think this will always be my first creative love.
I’ve had many articles on
Scottish history, people and places published in The Highlander magazine in the
USA and I’m delighted that my latest one was published in the new issue - the kind editor has also accepted another. The fact I get paid right away is
another plus, compared to waiting to see if books sell for their royalties.
I’ve also started writing new
short stories now and then and I’m so pleased to have an editor at The People’s
Friend. He is passing on two of my stories for the next stage to be considered for
publication. Can’t wait to see if and when they appear!
Another type of writing that
I really enjoy is stories for children of different ages. I was delighted when
online publication Smarty Pants published my Tin-Can-Man story in November. Now
they’ve just published my little Fern’s First Winter story and I love the
illustrations they provide!
So much encouragement to keep
writing in whatever way inspires my imagination and creativity. When it also
leads to payment, that’s even more incentive although, like most writers, I
mainly want readers to enjoy my stories.
If you're interested in my collection of articles on Scotland people and Places, or any of my short story collections, you can find them on Amazon UK and Amazon US in e-book and paperback.
On with the Christmas