Sunday 6 January 2019

Sunday Post (33) - A New Year (Again)

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The Rules can be found here. And this week's post can be found here.

New year, new resolutions. I've been pretty good with my writing, reading and fitness goals lately, so I hope to keep that up. A lot has happened for us in the last few months: we've moved house after our landlord unexpectedly sold the one we were living in, and I spent weeks in the middle of cardboard boxes. I found that extremely stressful, but now I'm good. I think. The dogs have settled.

The girlfriend is starting a new job soon, and I've just finished working on the second issue of Three Crows Magazine, which just came out. (With a story from Anna Smith Spark, check it out!) I've also sent out the first short story of the year (to a market that has a 99.27% rejection rate haha) and plan to send them out regularly.

I've reached over a hundred subscribers over on Bloglovin' and hope to increase that. And if you'd like to become friends on Goodreads: here is my profile.

Oh, and Twitter.

I hope everyone is having a good start to the new year.

My Own Writing

I posted a new flash fiction on Friday. Read it here: One Last Meal. It's about a death row inmate's last day in a futuristic setting. Let me know if you like it.

Lately On My Blog

Self-published fantasy reviews: I love supporting indie authors. Devin Madson's We Ride The Storm is a finalist in the SPFBO4 organised by Mark Lawrence. Read my review here. And if you're into Middle Grade, I reviewed Travis M. Riddle's Wondrous here.

Some of the top female authors I've discovered in 2018 can be found here. Yes, it's on the fantasy side of things.

Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay is a wonderful fantasy standalone.

Resources for Writers (aka how to write books) can be found here.

And last but not least: a truly weird, bizarre, dark, mind-blowing book (that I think Greg would love) is The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins.

I hope everyone is having a good week, and I can't wait to connect with you 2019.


  1. A move is stressful enough, but an unexpected one? Ugh. Glad everyone is settled now. I enjoyed the flash fiction you shared on Friday.

  2. An unexpected move sounds horrendous and so so stressful. I hope things continue to settle down and life smoothes out soon.

    Hope 2019 is a wonderful year for you, Olivia :) Going to check out that writing post now! Seems I missed it.

  3. Moving can be so stressful. Glad to hear you're more or less settled in. And The Library at Mount Char huh? I'll be sure to check it out. :)

    Good luck with the submissions!!! :)

  4. Oh, moving house is the worst! Even when you plan ahead.

    Enjoy feeling settled...and have a great week of reading, writing, etc. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  5. Oh, I feel for you! I moved house in October and I'm still stressed when I think back on it, lol. Hope you settle into your new place quickly.

  6. An unexpected move sure is stressful. Been there before. I hope you find some fun in making your new place your home. Happy New Year:)

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  7. I hate having to move suddenly. I had to do that once when our house caught on fire, and another time we had a few months notice, but we didn't get another place to live until 5 PM the day we had to be out of the house (we were waiting to get the mortgage signed)!

    And I loved your short story.

  8. An unexpected move sounds so stressful. I'm glad you are settling in tho. Good luck with your submissions!

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

  9. Well I'm glad you are getting everything in together in the new place. I love Robin Hobb. Here's to a better 2019 with more great books! Anne - Books of My Heart