Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Autumn's Arrival

Well, summer really is over, the swallows and house martins have gone and the pesky starlings are arriving in big numbers each day. Blackberries in the hedgerows are passing over and the leaves fall the the ground, carpeting everything in shades of golden brown. Autumn is here and we didn't see much of summer!

On the writing front I'm in the middle of a new story and enjoying my characters and trying to dig ever deeper.
It's also competition time with the So You Think You Can Write competition entering its next stage and I'm thrilled to know several of the top 28! Good luck to you all.
The Romance Writers of Australia's competition season started in August with the High Five and goes on into April next year when it ends with the Valerie Parv Award. These competitions are worth entering as each entrant receives score sheets with feedback from the judges. Brilliant to find out what you got right - as well as wrong.

My local writing group, Cwrtnewydd Scribblers, is also preparing to publish its next anthology, which this year again includes winners from our short story competition.


  1. Hi Rachael - it's finally warming up here - hooray! I can't wait for summer.

    All the best with your new mss, I'm sure it will be fab!

    I'm a RWA contest judge and I am happy to share that some of the entries I have been reading lately are brilliant and are of a very high standard.

  2. Hi Joanne,
    Great news about the high standard of RWA entries and well done on becoming a judge. I hope your own writing is going really well.