Writing and getting published are both challenging. Some people call it fun. For me it is work. Occasionally joyful work, but work, nonetheless. Most of my joy comes right after I’ve finished writing something.
Publication brings validation, the much-needed pat-on-the back that we fragile creative souls need from time to time.
I received a small one last month, at the Litro UK.
Here’s an excerpt from my piece, Almost there, and back again: (Click link to read the entire piece)
He sits right there next to her, nuzzling her neck, whispering half-drunken stories, not caring who’s looking, her husband’s friends, or his wife. Rob’s breath fans over her throat and ear, warming her against the light evening chill. She’s waiting for him to make a suggestion, can already hear it whisper within her. The world’s axis has tilted, she imagines the hum of bees who cannot sleep; in the back-garden around them obscene May tulips wilt, their last, gold-dirty-musk smell mingling with barbecue fumes.
For this weekend, I’d like to read what you all have published in the past few months, whether it is a story, a poem, an article, a novel. So I’m adding a Linky list, open till Monday, and invite you all to add links to your recently published pieces. Anything in the last few months is great.
I’ll delete spam and keep the list tidy, so if you want to browse through the list, read and encourage others, you’re most welcome. The link will remain up, till further notice. I loved the experience with reading posts on my last linky– check out the wonderful blog posts shared there!
In the linky, please do the following:
- Link to the piece/ novel you want read, and not to your blog. I’ll delete links that lead to home pages and websites.
- In the Blog Title part of the Link form, add the genre and the title (For instance: Novel: The Old Man and the Sea).
Do NOT do the following:
- Do not add spam links.
- Do not add homepage links to Websites/ Blogs.
- Do not add more than one link.
- Do not ask me to edit/ make changes to the list. (I edit typos without being prompted, don’t worry).
I hope to have a few things to read by the weekend!
Here’s the Linky:
What have you published recently? What do you think the publication experience gives you? Do you read online journals or magazines? What books have you recently read, and would recommend? What is your comment on my piece at the Litro?
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