This week I signed my first proper autograph. On the inside of a book which has words that I have written in it. It was for a friend and I basically forced it upon her, but it feels like a milestone nonetheless.
A Box of Stars Beneath the Bed came out in June and everyone in the anthology received an author discount code to use if you wanted to order more copies. Naturally I did because, let’s face it, I intend to drag this amazing feeling out for as long as possible. It’s a good feeling and I think we can all agree 2016 has been a year of bad, weird and downright scary things – and that’s just thinking about world politics.
I am beyond pleased to have been included in this anthology, not found a single piece in it yet that I have not liked! If flash fiction is your thing you should definitely give it a go. Now I am off for a celebratory cup of coffee and some reading.
Big news ahead! Warning: potential self-promotion in the next few paragraphs.
National Flash-Fiction Day is coming up in the UK — the 25th of June to be precise, as it is one of the shortest days of the year. (If not the shortest?) As in previous years the people at NFFD have organised competitions in connection with it: a few weeks ago the 10 winning entries for the Micro-Fiction competition were announced on the blog and this Tuesday they revealed the 50 entries to be included in the 2016 Anthology.
I love flash-fiction, micro-fiction, twitter-fic, and all such writing. I love the immediacy of it, and the puzzle-like aspect of putting things together in a condensed space. It’s an art form I’m still learning about and trying to figure out, so when I saw the call for submissions I took it as an opportunity to practice and perhaps find some good ideas. Today I am delighted, chuffed, ecstatic, and all other suitable adjectives, to have one of my pieces included in this year’s flash-fiction anthology. Many thanks to NFFD for giving me the opportunity to take part and I am excited to see all the contributions in print, there are a lot of good writers on this list (a little daunting to be included among them!).
Roliga nyheter på gång!!
Flash-Fiction är väldig korta texter, i samma linje som mikro-texter, Twitterfiktion osv. Jag älskar tanken och pusslet med att skriva sådana texter, och att försöka få fram en historia eller känsla i ett väldigt, väldigt kort och strukturerat format. Som med mycket annat jag gör är jag långt ifrån fullärd men jag är i alla fall enormt, oerhört, och fantastiskt glad över att en av mina flashfictions blivit utvald till National Flash-Fiction Days antologi tillsammans med 49 andra bidrag. Boken kommer att tryckas upp i både fysisk kopia och blir tillgänglig online någon gång under sommaren. Detta projekt görs i samband med att man firar National Flash-Fiction Day i England – i år den 25 juni, och så snart jag har boken i min hand lär jag lägga upp en bild eller två. Jantelagen be damned!