As the temperate plummets it feels like autumn is preparing us for cooler times to come. The Indoor Writer is on daily alert for spider removal (Handsome Hubby keeps dropping the darlings when they start sprinting - some of them are HUGE!) and making the most of any sunshine by working in the garden. Before we settle indoors to hibernate ...
Here are the stats for August:
Write 1 Sub 1:
New - 2 x short stories, 1 x filler, 1 x reader's letter
Total subs - 11 (including 1 x short play and an application for apprenticeship scheme with The Word Factory)
Income: 3rd Prize in Northampton Writers' Group Flash Fiction comp (£15!). Won FREE annual subscription to Writers' Forum (worth >£30)
The Good News:
3rd Prize and Highly Commended in Northampton Writers' Group Flash Fiction Comp. 2 fillers published in Writers' Forum. Letter published in WOTV. Shortlisted in GKBCinc Crime short story comp (final result out end Sep). Shortlisted in another short story comp (still being judged anonymously so can't mention name).
The Not-so-good News: unsuccessful in the following ...
Words With Jam novel opening, Little Pieces of Gold (10min play), Almond Press dystopian short story. Have to assume not a winner in Lightship Flash or Short Story comps as the prize giving ceremony is on 9th Sept and I've not received my invitation...
Have been listening to R4 Afternoon Drama (whilst gardening) and researched radio play formats from BBC Writers Room. Now working on converting an existing short story into a radio play.
Heard about an opportunity to submit comedy sketches for a new show on R4. 2525 is being produced by Matt Lucas (Little Britain) and John Stanley Productions, which starts recording shortly. The deadline for submission of sketches (up to 5) is 13 September. Over the last two weeks I've been writing comedy sketches and finally submitted my chosen 5. Don't care what happens next because the writing was so enjoyable I'd do it all over again. At least I made the proofreader laugh!
What have you been up to? Any successes to shout about? Please share.
Keep writing and submitting...