Thursday, 14 February 2013

A Fresh Start

I know I'm a bit late, but one of my New Year's Resolutions was to start blogging again.  I had a blog before but it was, to be honest, rubbish, and I haven't posted on it for a year.  So this is a new start - a blog about my adventures as I attempt to become a 'proper' writer.  By which I mean one that people have heard of.  I know it won't make my fortune, but writing makes me happy.  It also makes me miserable and frustrated sometimes, but the happy moments make it worthwhile.

After a quiet start, 2013 has been quite a good year so far.  A couple of weeks ago, my Playlist piece was published in the Guardian Family section.  You can read it here.

Then, last week, I had the exciting news that I'd won 2 prizes in the Words With Jam  Bigger Short Story Competition 2012.  I was placed second in the 250 word category with my story Word Problems, and Little Ears came third in the 1000 word category.  All the winning stories are published in the February 2013 issue of the magazine, which is available on Kindle, as well as on the Words With Jam website. 

So that's about it for now.  Looking forward to seeing what the rest of the year brings....


  1. Good luck with it all, Alison! I shall be reading these pieces later, as well as keeping up to date with your blog :)
    I'm always willing to support fellow aspiring authors!

    Dani xx