The fantabulous long time friend of the Limebirds, the lovely Kourtney Heintz has a book out, and it’s called ‘The Six Train to Wisconsin‘ .. HUZZAH! Did you know that this book was the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Semifinalist? Well you do now… Read on for more info!
Rumours of a my demise are greatly exaggerated, I am back! I’m not full steam ahead or anything so spectacular – more rowing at minimal speed behind the QE2-like boat that is HMS Limebird.
I’ve hardly written a ruddy thing since I became sick a few months back. Which is, creatively speaking, something of a nightmare.
When you are away from your quill and parchment for so long, your inner doubts settle in. Am I any good? Do I care if I am? Oh, very philosophical questions indeed and certainly metaphysical in the most part.
It’s been actually quite hard to get back in the saddle, I’ve found. I seem to have lost all concept of grammar and voice too – I have no idea where I left them.
From a grammatical point of view, it’s been something of a hairy massacre. Infinitive’s split all over the shop, punctuation banished and abandoned and sentence structure having been reduced to little more than an incoherent pulp. Not pleasant for all involved. read more »
A while ago I wrote about my experience of submitting a story to a publisher for an anthology which was rejected. Despite obviously feeling a little disappointed, I was so grateful to receive specific feedback and it was a good learning experience for me.
Since then, I have submitted two other pieces of writing to publishers, both of which have been rejected, but both of which have left me hopeful. Again, I was lucky with both to receive some feedback rather than a generic rejection, and there is nothing in either one that makes me think I should give up. They both made me feel like I’m almost there, but not quite. Rather than leaving me disheartened, they have spurred me on to keep going.
The first is a non-fiction parenting book, and this is what the publisher said: read more »