I thought it was about time for a quick update on progress on submissions and so on, just to keep you all posted.
I've had some thoughts for a possible new novel cramming up my head for the last week or two, so I haven't been sending off quite as much as usual. This morning, though, I suddenly realised that a few deadlines were fast approaching, so settled down to work through them.
First up was the Hay Short Story Contest, a new competition that's only in its second year, but which is linked to the world-famous Hay on Wye Literary Festival. The theme was 'lost' and I had a story about a man living on the streets which seemed appropriate, so I've just printed that out and will post it at lunchtime.
Next I have a couple of ghost stories waiting to go to the next Words Magazine contest and I'll be getting those ready later today.
Finally, I'm in the middle of edits on The Visitor for QueeredFiction and hope to have an announcement about when that will be available fairly soon.
After that I'll have my head in a notebook, wrestling with the characters for this novel...