Friday, 14 November 2014

Celebrate the small (and not so small) things

I haven't posted a celebration post for a while so this is a sort of round-up of the last few weeks and there are a few exciting things to report!

I am super pleased to announce that my short story, From Byron to Shelley, is now in print. The story was short listed in the short story section of the Yeovil Literary Prize in 2012. The winning and short listed stories and poems from 2012/2013 have been published in an anthology.

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For more information visit Yeovil Literary Prize website

Our recent trip to Dartmoor was fun. We did lots of walking (most of it seemed to be uphill!) and I found time for a little writing. I managed to sort though a plot problem so I am extra happy about that! I still have some work to do but I am moving forward and feeling positive about the way things are progressing.

Stone circle on the moor

View from our cottage window


I just loved these toadstools. 
I could picture the little fae folk sitting on them. 

I went to an aero biking exercise class and survived! My legs felt like jelly afterwards but I'm sure it must have done some good. I've signed up for another session next week.

Happy Friday!


Thanks to Viklit and her team of co-hosts

LG Keltner @ Writing Off the Edge

Katie @ TheCyborg Mom

CaffeMaggieato @ mscoffeehouse

41 comments:

  1. Hi Suzanne - the cottage and break sound lovely, and then you were so exercised you felt you needed to aero bike too ... glad you enjoyed it though.

    Congratulations on the Yeovil Literary Prize entry in the anthology .. that's great - so pleased for you .. cheers Hilary

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  2. Congrats on the short story. Looks like a great spot for a break indeed

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  3. Congrats on the short story and the bike exercise. You'll get used to it.

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    1. Thanks, Marilyn. I have just done another class and it was a little easier this week!

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  4. Oh wow - I love this - SO exciting!
    I can't wait to read it. Can we swap addresses on Twitter so I can post my copy for a signature?

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    1. Of course, Helen I would be delighted. I feel like a proper author now, thank you x

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  5. Congrats Suzanne on your short story being in print. Like the toadstool picture a lot.

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    1. Thanks, Rachna, there were lots of them near where we stayed.

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  6. That's awesome!!! Congratulations. Will have to pick it up.

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  7. Congratulations on having your story in print! That's great news!

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    1. Thank you, Sherry, it's a big step for me.

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  8. Congrats on the anthology, that's great! Also for working through your plot problem :)

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  9. Congrats on your short story!!! Nice pic's!

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  10. So many things to celebrate! I can't help but think your view from the cottage to be most inspirational. Maybe not so much when the bike exercise is done (looking at those stairs) but on any other day...
    Happy for your prize and publishing accomplishment - have a great weekend.

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    1. Hehe, yes my legs have been telling me I have been working them! Thanks for the visit.

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  11. Yay to the short story. So exciting! And the pics are gorgeous. When the view is lovely, going uphill doesn't seem quite as bad.

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    1. Some lovely views to be found, it was worth the effort. Thank you for the visit.

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  12. Congratulations on seeing your short story in print! I also love the view from your cottage window. Stunning!

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  13. Huge congrats on getting the short story published - and in a literary anthology! Holy cow! Are you sure you literary writers are still allowed to speak to us lowly genre peons? I think there's a rule against that somewhere... Your vacay pics are lovely, and yay for the hiking and biking. :)

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  14. Those toadstools are like picture perfect! Dartmoor looked very lovely. And huzzah on the anthology, that's great news!

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  15. Most exciting post with a moral to it. Wonderful read.

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  16. I haven't been to Dartmoor for ages. I usually head north, but maybe it's time for a change.

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  17. Congrats on the publication! I love the stone circles on Dartmoor - they can be such eerie places. (Although I very rarely get to them on purpose - more that I stumble around and get lost.)

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  18. Congrats on your short story being published in the anthology! Those photos are beautiful! Love the toadstools. Good for you with the biking! I'm sure it will get easier with time. Happy weekend!

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  19. Huge congratulations on your short story Suzanne! Best wishes with it.
    the pictures you shared are beautiful. Glad you had a fun working trip.

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  20. I write short stories, so I'm excited about your short story success. Congrats!

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  21. Hi there! Long time, no dragon, I know. Congratulations on your story, Suzanne. Success is so sweet. :) Toadstools, now that's a new word you just taught me. I love all of those and also think on fairies when I see them. Dragon Hugs to you!

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  22. Congratulations on the story-- that must feel awesome :). And those are some gorgeous pics-- made me want to travel.

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  23. Congratulations! Dartmor looks wonderful! Why is it that all vacation walking seems to be mostly uphill???

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  24. Wahoo! I'm so stoked about your piece. You totally deserve cheese. Way to go!

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

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  25. Hi human, Suzanne,

    Very well done on the short story. I love short stories as opposed to some stories that go on and on and on and on....

    You had an Aero while attending a biking class? Arf!

    I love Dartmoor!

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny :)

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  26. Congratulations on your story!! That's wonderful. Yay!
    And your pics are absolutely gorgeous.

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  27. That is wonderful news! It's a different experience to see your work in print. Enjoy it! :)

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  28. Congratulations on your short story, that is awesome!

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  29. I'll add my congrats. It's always great to see your words in print. Loved the images you shared today, especially those pink toadstools. How can they be so beautiful and often so deadly?

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