Typos and sales and fleas

Just an update, any intrepid blog-readers. Seems the version of Reticulum that got uploaded in October had a few introduced editing errors. I’d picked them up a little while prior to the release and asked that they be fixed, but the wrong draft got up on Amazon, or something, so the errors were still there….

Reticulum is out

I’ve been neglecting both blog and writing recently, but a quick post to let you all know that the ebook version of Reticulum is now available! Thanks to Zharmae for the lovely graphics on the cover. You can pick it up here: http://www.amazon.com/Reticulum-Marta-Salek-ebook/dp/B00OL05SJ8.

Books and rejections

So while Darkness Falls is off and doing the rejection rounds with agents, I settled myself down to write another book. Back in January I produced a lengthy 9k book outline for what I thought would be my next book. Then I started trying to write it. Then I started my nursing job and descended…

I’m going to be published!

Sooo… I have some news :). One word. Well, four: The Zharmae Publishing Press! Perhaps that deserves a couple more exclamation marks: !!!! I wrote a book last year. My first one, with all the expected flaws and awkwardnesses. I sent it off to Zharmae in February, just to see what would happen. I will…

Vale Blackie

Vale Blackie

Blackie was a beautiful Barnevelder chicken who has lived with us for the past nine or so months. She died today after failing to wake from an operation to repair a partial vent prolapse. Blackie was noisy, cheeky and very curious. I’m going to miss her.

Real life vs writing…

I’m in my final semester of my nursing degree so life, as you can imagine, is busy. Nonetheless, I’m pleased to say that I did finish the second edit of my book by the end of July. Many thanks to Jason Franks for not only wading through the whole thing but also providing his usual…

The dank, dark world of editing…

Perhaps it’s time to write a little something here. As it is, I had a couple of posts up but I deleted them on one of those (far too frequent) days when I decided that me writing was about as useful as mites on a chicken. And no doubt I’ll delete this post as well,…

One day…

One day I might set this up as a true record of my writing exploits… For now, this site exists predominantly so that I can hang my nursing portfolio off it. You can find a link to that on the About page, but you’ll need a password to be able to access it – it’s…