Melodramatic Vampires

I’m taking advantage of Google Reader to feed me an entire industry’s worth of advice from agents, booksellers and publishers. On any given day 400+ posts are waiting in my reader telling me the same thing: Give it up honey. You don’t stand a chance unless your protagonist has fangs or a …

Wake up, you’re not a student anymore

My Creative Writing MA was extremely enjoyable. I met talented, interesting people, learned a lot,  and wrote my little heart out; striving to surpass myself with every story. I loved the warm, happy, cocoon-like feeling of mutual admiration. And although we were repeatedly warned it would be different once we …

Good News/Bad News Report

Good news Dissertation and MA are finished! Let’s pop those champagne corks! I handed in my final work on 30 Septemember and fell over in a heap of exhaustion. Bad news Deadlines coincided with the MIR publishing party, work sponsored management MBA, my birthday and anniversary. As a result of …