As I write this, I'm coughing like a dying walrus and have barely slept in days. In spite of this nasty cold/cough and my 20-month-old daughter's late night antics, I'm feeling tremendously excited!
Well, you can now read an excerpt of The Weaver's Boy in the first edition of WriteToTell Magazine.This has been a huge milestone for me and so far I've been thrilled with the response.
One of my favourite compliments was tweeting at me by writer at poet, Gem (@gemmyred) whose work was also featured in the magazine.
...your technical command of language is truly wonderful; the descriptions in your prose are testament to the true #powerofwords , when used with real grace + elegance
Another reader described it to me as 'vivid, vicious and complex' -- I wonder then if I've inadvertently stumbled into the GrimDark subgenre!
The publication marks a significant milestone for me -- my first published piece. It's also accelerated my plans. The Weaver's Boy will now be published as a standalone novella -- and much sooner than I originally planned. I have commissioned a cover, lined up an editor and am putting the final touches on the second draft. I've set up publishing accounts with Amazon and iTunes with others to follow.
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