It will be quiet around here for the next week as we all head off to the Bunya Mountains on holiday. Only a few weeks ago I wrote in my Write Anything column about Writer’s Paradise – how one of my phan’tasytical writing places is the Bunya Mountains. It is wonderful what you manifest with your thoughts … voila a few weeks later we’re heading off there.
We had contemplated an overseas holiday and decided it was too much energy and effort, we were looking for a quite relax. And I am glad for the decision. I’ve spent the entire day in bed with a horrendous head cold. I knew it was coming but had been fighting it off all week while I prepared Dylan’s birthday party (which was a huge success and worth the time and effort put in!)
My plan is to get some writing done, enjoy a good book by the fire and all the other trapping of a family holiday. I am hoping to get a couple of stories re-written. The Bunya’s seems to be a good place to tackle a rewrite for Light Years and for the unnamed novella which starts with the Lea and Stamford stories. And I will be taking along both my previous NaNo projects for a read over. Neither have had an eye cast over them since the end bell of the November write-a-thon!
And good news – I got a story edited up and submitted into the Editor Unleashed/Smash Words competition. I was the 251st entry which means a little over 1 in 6 chances of winning a spot. First prize in $500 and there are another 39 prizes of $25 and publication in an anthology. I like my story, it cuts in interesting directions and got glowing comments from both Edwina and Paul. So fingers crossed.
But for now … the bear went over the mountain …