Posted in anthology, Excitement, procrastination, short story, The Nasrid Charm

Two steps forward, one step back!

Sometimes I can be overambitious, but frequently I become easily distracted.

two-steps-forward-one-step-backIn recent months, it’s been a combination of both – trying to revise a novel (The Nasrid Charm) and participate in a short story collection with precise deadlines has meant that one project has had to be put on the back-burner. So, whilst The Nasrid Charm takes a temporary back seat, the anthology marches on.

Due for publication in June,  I am excited to announce that it is a collection of stories with a summer holiday theme, written by authors from around the world. The stories vary in genre from robots and vampires to ghosts, cats and even penguins. But there is a story for every member of the  family – whatever your taste, there will be something that appeals to you.

Therefore, in spite of my self-imposed procrastination with The Nasrid Charm, this episode of writing short stories is helping me to hone my writing skills and will, naturally, have a positive effect on the revision of my novel.

Progress, however long it takes, is still progress! And this is the right decision for me at this point in time.

Plus, it will be my first proper publication – so that  has to be good – right?





Dreams can come true and mine was to live in Spain forever and ever ....  Well, after studying languages many years ago I became totally enamoured with all things Spanish, I finally made the big move for a more 'relaxed' lifestyle in 2003.  Since then, I have been teaching Spanish to Ex-pats and translating. Also, I trained as a Community Manager (Social Media) so that I have a genuine excuse to be on Facebook, Twitter and the Internet for hours on end, but then I started to write. My first attempt was for NaNo 2012 with 'The Nasrid Charm' (a story set in Spain and the Afterlife.) Like most first drafts, this is in need of serious revision and has been placed on the backburner, while I pursue my mystery stories. I'll get back to it - one day :) 

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