Writers of the Future

To those of you who subscribe to my newsletter, or are in my inner circle, this will be old news. For the rest of youwotfYeah, you had to scroll down, but that’s me. A finalist in the Writers of the Future Contest. Even though I wasn’t one of the top three, it’s kind of a big deal, so I was super excited, especially considering that I entered my story The Hand of Fate on a bit of a whim. Thank you to my beta readers who took the time to help me pound it into such excellent shape. The story is an origin tale for one of the characters in my anti-hero fantasy that is still in a holding pattern. Which is why I wrote it.

And now… we all know how patient I am.


To give my brain something else to occupy it whilst I wait on word of Driev’s fate, I’ve thrown my hat into the NaNoWriMo ring. Wow. Say that five times fast. For those of you unfamiliar with it,shield-nano-blue-brown-rgb-hiresNational Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.
On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.
Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.”

Yeah, well, I’m not so sure about the ‘fun’ aspect. Two days in I’ve hit a decent word count, but I’m not certain I can keep that up. There’s the dayjob, dogs, chores, husband, house, life… and I’m heading out of town this weekend. But, we’ll see. The story is completely new, but a sneak peak at a portion of the rough draft is available to newsletter subscribers.

Okay, that’s it for now. I’ve got to get some NaNo words down.


  1. Congratulations!!! That’s awesome!

  2. Congratulations. Two thumbs up! Power on. 🙂

    • Thanks, Ruth. Now I just twiddle my thumbs until mid-December on the chance my story is chosen for a published finalist spot in the anthology. If not, I’m sure it will find a home somewhere.

  3. A little recognition never hurts. Well done, m’dear. Well, done!

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