… and a hell of a lot of other amusing things, as I find myself buried under a ever growing mountain of research. I’ve somewhat insanely decided to throw my hat in the ring for Harlequin’s Historical Romance “Warriors Wanted” Blitz.
Honestly, I’m a tad scared. It’s taken days to get to this point. I have 25 point very rough synopsis that needs some TLC.
Two main characters I don’t really know… and yet… I’m still drawn, irrevocably so, to Wales – yet again. It doesn’t take much, really. Wales is in my blood. Granted, only 25%… down from my maternal grandmother, but still.
What period? Well… that would be telling. And just for now I’m keeping it a secret. I’ll reveal my chosen time period And lots more in another blog post.
Iron Faerie Publishing are seeking submissions from 2500 to 7000 words for their Villains anthology!
Love Fairytales retold in unique ways?
Then this submission opportunity is for you!
Open until May 1st there’s still time to submit. And with over a dozen spots left to fill, you’d better get writing.
Genres they want are horror, fantasy and paranormal romance.
Compensation: A Contributors Copy (eBook)
Estimated Release Date: September 2020
For more information on how to submit, check their Submission Guidelines.
Raven Conspiracy is now available!
Bringing together the stories Morrighan and Le Fay, it’s the perfect way to read both before Pendragon comes out and finishes the series.
Ten-year-old, Morgan is horribly lonely with just her cat, Merlin for company. With no one else to play with, Morgan seeks the company of an imaginary friend, Arthur.
But, Arthur, isn’t who he seems and things turn sinister, when he reveals himself to be none other than Arthur Pendragon, Prince of Camelot, before locking Morgan up in the bowels of the earth in a long forgotten crystal cave.
When she escapes she wants nothing more than to avenge her father’s murder.
Now an adult and gifted with a very powerful ally in the form of the Morrighan, Morgan is able to enact her revenge. But it comes at a steep price: the knowledge of Arthur’s premature death.
Can Morgan prevent the Goddess’s prediction from coming true or is Camelot destined to fall?
Get your copy now!
Well 2020 is upon us and I had exactly four goals last year. So, for those of you wondering how I did, here’s a recap.
1. Write 300 words a day.
I did it! Over the last year I averaged 386 words a day.
2. Publish… something.
No, I didn’t publish any of the novels in my series. But I did manage to publish a few shorter works and get a bunch of short stories and poetry accepted, as well as publish four anthologies under Iron Faerie Publishing.
3. Write weekly blogs.
Yes! And sometimes daily blogs.
4. Read more.
I’m not sure I read more but I read. So… yes?
So, what am I embarking on this year?
Well for 2020 I’m going to…
1. Write 500 words a day.
2. Publish Book One of the Eldritch Series.
3. Finish Books 7, 8 & 9 of the Eldritch Series.
Now that my goals are out of the way, what are your goals? Writing or otherwise… feel free to list some or all of them in the comments.
And… HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope 2020 brings you everything you wish for!
Hawthorn & Ash is the third anthology from Iron Faerie Publishing and the first in a series of drabbles and flash fiction that will be published yearly.
Stories I have included are:
Briar Rose, Locked Out, Blood Magic, Kept Promises, Kiss of Death & Intangible.
It comes out officially on the 6th December 2019! Just in time for Christmas!
While you’re waiting… pick up a copy of Fable or Divinity!
Yup! It’s that time of year again… no, I’m not talking about Halloween. Although it is coming up awfully fast and I’ll blog about that in another post. I’m talking about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month for those not in the know)
Every year since November 2005, I’ve participated. And every year, bar 2008, I’ve won.
This year, I’ve decided to not be a rebel and write a novel from scratch. 50,000 words – all of them new. In an effort to kickstart a new series.
So far, beyond the main characters and setting, I’ve done little pre-NaNo planning.
Basically, I’m winging it and pantsing. It’s worked quite well in the past and whatever doesn’t work post NaNoWriMo will be edited out.
I’m thinking I might post snippets every day of November so you can see a little of my progress along the way.
Anyone else doing NaNoWriMo? Let me know in the comments below! I could use some buddies throughout the month.
For those who might want to look me up, I go by Rhiannon Brid on the forums.
Divinity is the second anthology from Iron Faerie Publishing and it’s now available to PREORDER!
My short story, A Storm of Ravens, is one of twenty one stories featured within and it’s a story about Morrighan and Dagda. Life and death coming together and the aftermath.
It’s just over 500 words and tells the story of the Morrighan and Dagda’s union at Samhain and the battle with the Formorians.
It comes out officially on the 25 October 2019.
Well, I did it! With the acceptance of my poetry and a short story into two different anthologies I now have 56 pieces accepted for publication over the last ten months.
I am so thankful to the publishers who have accepted my stories and poetry over the last ten months, it means the world to me.
In light of this recent milestone, I’ve decided to challenge myself.
My aim now is for 75 acceptances by December 31st 2019.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
Sadly, being in Oz I don’t get to share autumnal images or pumpkin spiced anything with you all in the northern hemisphere. But… I do get to share in Halloween, which I’ll be sure to blog about later in the month. It’s mostly for the kids, let’s face it, as a mum of four it’s always about the kids.
In the spirit of Halloween I’ve subbed to a few Halloween inspired anthologies and while a few are pending I feel like this is the perfect time to promote Forests of Fear from Blood Song Books.
This anthology will be available for purchase on October 31st 2019. I have three stories included:
I’ll be sure to share links the moment I have them.
- Wild Fae, a story about a murder loving faerie.
- Candy Corn Wolves, a story about Halloween and werewolves.
- Witch in the Wood, a story about what witches get up to on Halloween.
Ringing in the last day of September having written 1080 words of fantasy featuring wolves and ravens. It’s been an interesting time.
To say it’s been a productive day would be an understatement because I actually haven’t written this much in a while. It feels good.
Not only that but as of September 30th I’ve submitted 54 works ranging from poems and drabbles, right up to stories reaching 12k in length.
Of those 54 submissions, I’ve had five rejections and thirty-five acceptances. Fourteen remain pending.
It’s quite an impressive list and my aim is to see out 2019 with 50 acceptances.
Fingers crossed I can achieve it! If I happen to reach it before December rolls around I’ll push for 60!
If you haven’t preordered your copy of Curses & Cauldrons you’d better do it fast! This anthology goes LIVE in a matter of hours!
Within the pages of this anthology are eight of my drabbles. I won’t spoil it by rehashing what they’re about as I’ve done that twice already in previous blogs… BUT what I will say is if you haven’t, get your copy now! You won’t regret it!
Get you copy here!
I’ve had a lot going on recently, not all of it good unfortunately. But, I’ve pulled myself out the other side and am back to making things happen once again.
So on to the business end of things… I’ve got a few story submissions to mention. Firstly, my story, Of Blood & Fire, was accepted into the Coffins & Dragons anthology by Dragon Soul Press. The release date has yet to be revealed but as soon as it is I’ll let you know.
Secondly, my story, A Storm Of Ravens, will be published in Divinity, an anthology by Iron Faerie Publishing. It’s scheduled for release on the 25th of October 2019.
I have other news to share, but I’ll make a separate post and share it when I’m not so strapped for time. Weekends don’t allow me much time at the PC. My kids have a tendency to hog it when I’m not quick enough. Roll on, Monday. LOL!
Iron Faerie Publishing are seeking submissions from 500 to 5000 words for their Myth and Magic anthology!
Love mythology and mythical beasts?
Then this submission opportunity is for you!
Open until full there’s still time to submit. And with over a dozen spots left to fill, you’d better get writing.
So, here’s three creatures I’ve stumbled upon during my research for this open call.
Basilisk – The Basilisk was a mythological creature so venomous that its mere glance could kill.
Chimera – From the right angle a chimera might look – if only for a second – like nothing more than a lion. But it’s far from it.
Harpy – Harpies are mythical creatures in Greek and Roman mythologies with the head of a woman and the body of a vulture.
I hope this open call and tiny selection of beasties inspires someone to write something great!
The anthology, featuring my short story, Stealing Beauty, is currently sitting at #95 for Fantasy Anthologies.
It’s really exciting and I can’t wait for Release Day on Friday!
So, please if you haven’t… PREORDER a copy of Fable now. Myself and the 15 other authors would love to see this anthology reach new heights!
Fable, the debut anthology from Iron Faerie Publishing is available to PREORDER!
My short story, Stealing Beauty, is one of sixteen stories featured within and is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast with a bit of a twist to it.
It’s just over 3000 words and tells the story of Isabel who swaps places with her father, who was imprisoned for stealing a rose. Not longer after meeting the man who holds her captive, it is revealed that not only is he cursed but she is as well. Both victims of an enchantress who has cursed the entire town for their wrongdoings, no matter how slight.
It comes out officially on the 5 July 2019.