The last two weeks have been exciting for me in so many ways.

  • I am proud to announce that I have become a Blog Tour Host for the wonderful author promotion website, Novel Publicity (see my lovely little parrot picture on the left below). I will be reviewing my first title on here on the 11th May 2011 so please keep reading my lovely followers.
  • After careful consideration and the creation of a rather in-depth Business Plan, I have decided to start my own business (well, become a sole trader). I am currently in the middle of a copy-editing / proofreading course through Chapterhouse, and upon completion of said course, I will become self-employed. Exciting stuff. I’m thinking of running a competition on here to help me think of a business name; just a bit of fun.
  • A talented illustrator, Andy Carolan, has created perfect images of how I pictured the main character for my forthcoming graphic novel, details to be disclosed on here soon!
  • This weekend I will be attending the York Festival of Writing. Attendees are offered the opportunity to submit work to be critiqued by an agent or book doctor; I have submitted to both. I’m so excited about hearing their comments and advice. I’ll let you all know how it goes; good or bad.
  • This blog received a record number of hits on one of my recent blog titles, so I want to thank all of you who took the time to read and comment. Without you, this site would not exist.
  • This year I have made a number of what I hope will be lifelong friends or acquaintances through Twitter / The Word Cloud / this blog and networking events I have attended. These new friends have taken the time to talk to me, offer me advice and go out of their way to help me on my writing journey. I am hoping to meet many of you in the future and look forward to getting to know you all a lot better. Β Please know that I am here to offer support to all of you too. Thank you.
  • My name has been published in The Winchester Writers’ Conference 2010 Anthology with a lovely compliment from the adjudicator about the quality of our submitted work. This does wonders for your confidence!

2011 promises to be an amazing year, I am determined to make it so. Working hard at something you love does not feel like work at all.

In the comments section below, please let me know about your recent achievements / plans or aims for this year. I would love to hear from all of you. I would like to write a blog in the near future dedicated to all of your good news.

 

I wish you all the best for the future and an abundance of happiness.

 


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Comments
  1. writermels says:

    What a fantastic upbeat post, Kirie. Congratulations with so many things!

    I wish you all the success in the world and do hope to meet up with you some time during the year. I think you’re only up t’road. xx

  2. Congrats Kirie. Those guys at Novel Publicity Are top people! Have you seen our interview with their founder, Emlyn? It’s on our blog at: http://blog.iwritereadrate.com

    Have a good one.

    Adam

    • Thank you Adam! I did see your interview with Emlyn, she’s pretty darn brilliant! I advise others to take a peek if you get chance, Adams site is a great tool for writers. Thanks again πŸ™‚

  3. romancingforthrills says:

    Many congratulations, fab to hear that things are going so well πŸ™‚

  4. Tors says:

    Great news Kirie! I wish you well with your new company.

    I’m trying to think of some names:

    Kiki tweaks
    Prof-ed
    Kirie super proof reader, copy editor extrodinnaire!

  5. MarkR says:

    A great read Kirie and lovely to hear of your plans – wishing you every success with your new venture and at York of course. πŸ™‚

  6. […] The last two weeks have been exciting for me in so many ways. I am proud to announce that I have become a Blog Tour Host for the wonderful author promotion website, Novel Publicity (see my lovely little parrot picture on the left below). I will be reviewing my first title on here on the 11th May 2011 so please keep reading my lovely followers. After careful consideration and the creation of a rather in-depth Business Plan, I have decided to start … Read More […]

  7. Mac says:

    Hi Keeks, glad to hear things are working out, you hard working little writer you!
    See you in York! yay!!

  8. cathbore says:

    It was lovely to meet you over the weekend, what a wonderful Festival it was. Big love xx

  9. cathbore says:

    It was actaully rose cava from co-op, but the sentiment was there sure enough. Thanks babe x

  10. Bob says:

    Great to meet you at York – sorry for trying to drink your wine! It was a great festival. Love the blog – had a brief look in the archives, and it inspired me to restart posting on my own.

  11. Hi Bob, Thanks for reading the blog and i’m glad it inspired you. If it inspires just one person then i’ve done my job (though the more the better). Wine is wine but new found friends are better! Stick at it & good luck πŸ™‚

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