Destination: Publication

Well I’ve reached a milestone, a pretty big one if I’m honest. Still waiting for the truth to hit me but perhaps this will come in time, perhaps at Fantasy Con when I meet up with all my fellow contributors and the editing team.

After Alt.Fiction I was asked to write for an anthology by Adele Wearing, who recently set up a new imprint – Fox Spirit. She liked what I wrote enough to deem it publishable, stick her neck out as an editor and say ‘this is worth reading’. I find that mind-blowing really. Given what a solitary exercise writing is, it’s easy to forget that the aim of the game is to share it with as many people as possible. Even more amazing, people are going to be paying money to read what I have written. Granted there is a heap of talented folk in there – both well established veterans and emerging authors – but still, my name will be alongside theirs, with a little (c) beside it.

So . . . can I call myself a writer now? Will I keep moving the goalposts? I don’t know, but I’m just so gosh-darned pleased that I got to this stage.

Can’t thank everyone involved enough. So instead I will talk a bit more about the book instead of rambling at my own astonishment.

It’s an anthology of tales, all featuring Nuns and Dragons. Many genres, many outlooks, all different. Mine is a fable about getting things done – guess that’s something many writerly types can relate to – The Tale of Sister Amagda and the Thrice Bound Wyrm. The Ebook is available now through Amazon or Wizards Tower Press, print version to follow in the near future. Reviews have been very favourable, and a great amount of interest has been generated. I’ve bought my copy, Β and I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s tales!

Posted on September 14, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. I still don’t feel like I can call myself a writer and this is my…*counts on fingers* 3rd published story…thing. You though, you’re superdooper and should be justifiably proud. Also, you can stab people correctly, which alone is worthy of respect πŸ˜‰

  2. Congratulations Fran! πŸ™‚

  3. It’s a tremendous achievement, Fran. Never mind moving the goalposts and pondering semantic definitions of what a “writer” is, I think you deserve to bask in the glory for a while!
    I enjoyed the story a lot. The redoubtable Sister Amagda is a great character, so well-drawn in such a short space. Well done!

  4. The whole process is so exciting and new! At the hairdressers the other day, they asked what I did for fun and I said ‘writing’ but was too shy to say I was getting my first short story published 😦 As Jason Arnopp said on Twitter ‘You write, therefore you are a writer’.
    Can’t wait to catch up with all the contributors at FantasyCon & give Adele a MASSIVE hug πŸ™‚

  5. Huge Congratulations Fran! I’m so excited for you and I’m certain this is the start of an incredible writing career. What an accomplishment!

  6. Great news, Fran! I’m very pleased for you.

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