Friday, September 11, 2009


This is a a small post to say hello. Small because I am pushed for time - all the time. I don't know where my time went, anyone seen it? Before summer I thought I would catch up with everything in the holidays, and then in the holidays I thought I would catch up on everything when the boys went back to school. They just started secondary school, and I have less time than ever. The school walk takes me an hour in the morning, an hour in the afternoon. I figured the time walking would be good for my ideas - stories could germinate and I'd return home to write 'em up. Ha! Silly, foolish me.

I apologise to anyone who is waiting for an email reply from me, I am behind, again, still, sigh. Sorry too to anyone who is waiting for me to critique a story.

Writing wise I have finished the "coffee" story I have been working on and am looking for volunteers to critique it for me. I am way, way too close to it and can't tell if it has merit or is utter pooh. I have a few subs "out there." Had a really chilly rejection recently that kinda stung. I guess I am used to even my rejections being rather jolly and personal and encouraging.

I have been reading a new short story collection: "Nude" by Nuala NĂ­ ChonchĂșir, and am pleased to tell you that she will be stopping by here as part of her blog tour on September 22nd. Hurray!

Right, have to dash, but hope to find some more time soon.


Ethel Rohan said...

Hi Sara,

If you'd like to zmail me your story or put it up at Fictionaut I'd be happy to take a look and give feedback.

I have to read NUDE, and have been meaning to get a copy for a while now. Another note to make!

Joel Willans said...

Hi Sara,

I feel your lack-of-time pain. That said, it's been a while since I had the pleasure of your prose, so if you want me to have a gander drop me a mail.

Group 8 said...

Yay! Can't wait!

Rachel Fenton said...

Hi, scooting over via Women Rule Writer's. You have my sympathy for the school run - last year I walked a six miles daily school run, right up until I was 8 months pregnant (my husband's reading this over my shoulder and cringing now because he wouldn't fork out for a car!), and I too thought I could think out some great stories and then sit at home and scribe them all down. All that happened was I got very knackered! We now have a car. Today I walked though - just for fun :)

Unknown said...

Rachel! Six miles a day whilst eight months pregnant! Crikey that's harsh. You'd think with all that time our creative minds would be churning through ace new ideas but mine just seems to go "blah blah blah blah blah..."

: )

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