Just to let you know……..

I thought I’d take the bull by the horns and submit some of my stories and some poems for a couple of competitions. While there being considered, rules state they must not appear anywhere else, even a personal blog. I have removed a few pieces from here for a while.

I’m really not sure why I’ve done it. There’s probably more chance of me meeting Brad Pitt in the toilets in Subway, than having a shot at winning,  but I thought what the hell.  Plus empty pages should spur me on to keep writing, although jeans that don’t fit should spur me on with the diet, but they don’t!

Thank you so much for all the brilliant comments people had made on the posts, in fact it’s all your fault that they’ve gone. The Community Storyboard has been fantastic for letting me showcase my stuff.  A great big fat thank you to you wonderful guys.

I’ve only been seriously updating the blog the last 4 weeks or so and have had a non-fiction piece being serialised in totally4women, two shorts being published in an Anthology coming out in September, being declared link of the week on the Dead Homer Society, had a story featured on http://tipsylit.com/ and one on Austen in August . So chuffed is a little understated.

Here’s to September being more of the same.  Or else my names not Claudia Schiffer, oh hang on, what’s that you say? It’s not, Oh damn……………

About helenmidgley

Helen Midgley likes to think of herself as a cross between Dawn French and Kate Moss. She has been in the witness protection programme for a number of years and once lived in Brighton as a bearded mechanic called Dave! Her current incarnation is as a part-time Journalism & Media tutor at a small FE College in Yorkshire. She has survived cancer, dandruff and athlete’s foot and has a penchant for black humour and red wine.

16 comments on “Just to let you know……..

  1. Good luck on your submissions and congratulations on your work being featured at the links you provided 🙂

  2. Oh well done, good luck with the stories.

  3. Helen, Helen, Helen,
    (That’s your’e name, I hope) I am thrilled for you. You’ve taken the next step! Congratulations, you very funny woman. Good luck with each of your submisiions.

  4. Wow. Congratulations and good luck with all of your submissions.

  5. Stuff to read to evade boredom? Always a pleasure to read your writing.

  6. Ray Bradbury said something along the lines of ‘ if you’re writing short stories and not submitting, you’re doing it wrong’ – paraphrased, but you get the idea 🙂

  7. […] Midgley, contributing author at the Community Storyboard has entered herself into some contests. Helen writes with a keen eye, feel, ear, and touch (and maybe even smell) for atmosphere. A and I […]

  8. Congrats on submitting your work! Wishing you good luck in that someone knows a gem when they read it! (smile)

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