Home from holiday …

DebE —  January 12, 2012 — Leave a comment

The opening of the First Three Chapters (F3C) group on Writing.com is drawing close. I am very excited about it. My first three chapters are written (heck, I’ve had as much as 16 chapters written, but I think you would agree – if I let you read it all – that the re-writes I am working on are for the best. Working with this group, I will work on getting those first three chapters to the standard required to snag an agent or publishing deal (I hope!). I know I still have a lot of writing to do, but with the contacts I am making through being a part of this group, along with the local writing groups I have joined, I am feeling good about moving forward and making real progress this year. I think I can afford to take the time to shine and polish these three. And I will put the result here. Then I will continue to forge ahead.

On top of that, I am planning to compete in this month’s Dragon’s Keep Short Story Competition. What’s more, there is a bonus for those who enter said competition with a Steampunk-themed short-story. Steampunk and dragons … cool.

I came back from holiday yesterday and am in the process of sorting my son’s part-time daycare (last year’s option fell through for this year, smack bang in the middle of the holidays), working out how to do some catch up for my part-time work while I have no care for the boy and writing/researching whenever he sleeps (yes, I should probably work instead of write, but I can do that in the evenings when hubby is home – it requires less concentration). Oh, yeah, and fitting in housework and meal-making in there somewhere.

Did I say I don’t drink coffee? You must have been talking to the pre-2012 me.




Deb E was born in New Zealand’s North Island, but her parents corrected that within months, moving south to Dunedin and staying there. Childhood nights were spent falling asleep to cover versions of Cliff Richard and the Shadows and other Rock ’n Roll classics played by her father’s band, and days were spent dancing to 45 LPs. Many of her first writing experiences were copying down song lyrics. She graduated to scientific reports when she studied a nematophagus fungus in the Zoology department of the University of Otago, trading all traces of popularity for usefulness… then traded both for fiction. Mum of one human & four fur-babies.

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