Back In The Saddle

It’s been a busy few weeks in NJ land. What with trying to complete two courses simultaneously (sadly only one of which involved writing), my daughter’s ninth birthday, and long-suffering hubby and I celebrating our eleventh wedding anniversary (seriously, give the guy a medal).

My writing course finishes tonight, and I am left with five short stories in need of homes. So the Submission Grinder and I will be getting up close and personal, and I’m sure to have fun trawling through hundreds of submission guidelines, trying to find somewhere that might take pity on me and give me another publication credit ;).

With all this going on, I have neglected Keepers for a few weeks. Now I find myself itching to get back to my characters. My protagonist has been glad of the break, but my antagonists are tapping their feet and giving me evil looks. I’m in danger of being disembowelled, or thrown to the acids, if I don’t give them some mischief to be getting on with soon.

So today I’m rereading the first fifty thousand words, and tomorrow my poor protagonist is going to find herself confused, bewildered and fighting for her life… Sorry dear girl, I do love you really.


3 thoughts on “Back In The Saddle”

  1. Hi Ms Crosskey,

    Herman here, I’m the administrator at, a creative writing blog for aspiring authors.

    We’re currently running a blog party where we invite writers to submit their short stories, and I’d just like to let you know that we’ve chosen to feature your work.

    You can check it out here –

    Anyways, it’s just our way of saying we appreciate your work. Thanks! 🙂

  2. Hello
    I enjoyed your blog. I have no idea how I came across it but it struck a chord with me. Listen if you’re talking reciprocating readings, I’ll show you mine if you’ll show me yours. I need readers and I am more than happy to read other people’s work and I take pride on positive criticism.
    And there must be a way of finding more readers. I’ve tried the on line writers sites and no one wants to read a whole novel and I find most of the people on these sites are children, fanfiction types or just no damn good. ‘Like it loads. keep up the good work.’ Isn’t criticism.
    But again, good blog. I’m blogging myself about the process of getting my novel onto the net and it tends to be more about me and less about the pitfalls of self publishing.
    But please, if you want someone to read your work, I’m more than willing.

  3. Good luck.After my writing course finished last week,all I need is a break and wind down my brain from writing for a while.I will meet my characters again in the New Year.xx

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