If you remember way back when, I submitted a short story to the BBC for their radio show, Opening Lines. I have heard nothing back so far, but upon visiting their website I find the sentence: “We will announce the 2015 longlist on Friday 15th of May at 1200 . . .”
I have to admit that I didn’t even feel this nervous getting my GCSE, A-level or even degree results. I expected the results that I got, although I underperformed at GCSE and had largely given up on everything by the time I reached my A-levels and degree; I expected my results to be roughly what they turned out to be and was confident in my powers of prediction. I expected my grades, more or less. For this, I have no idea what to expect. This is my first foray into the world of getting things published. Have I been chosen? Have I been discarded? Am I one of the lucky three? Am I at least good enough to be put on the website, if I am not to have my short story read out on the radio? There is only 24 hours until I will know (well, 23 hours and 22 minutes) and I can’t stand the waiting. Furthermore, I will not know as I will be at school, helping students pass their GCSEs until the afternoon.
However, come around 3pm I will know. If I am not chosen, I will put my submitted short story up here anyway, but it would mean so much to me to actually be chosen. I am nervous, but excited at the same time.
Wish me luck?
It has been over a month, around a month and a half in fact, but I’m back somewhat! Decided to write this to let you all know why I’ve been so absent, as well as projects that I plan on working on.
Firstly, the reason why I’ve been absent. If I told you that I didn’t have issues, I’d be lying. It’s that simple. I’ve been immersed in my teacher training for a few months now, but the main reason is personal issues. Issues that I will -not- be sharing with the internet. If you want to know, then develop long-distance telepathy.
Secondly, why the sudden post and what does it mean? Well, to put it bluntly, Eldar are being re-released. Some of you may know that I am a pretty avid fan of Warhammer 40k (the tabletop wargame) and Eldar is my primary army. When I saw this I felt that it was my duty to write up a review, articles, tactics, first impressions et cetera concerning the new release. And that is exactly what I will be doing! The new codex comes out next week, so I will refrain from writing anything based on pure rumours, however trustworthy they may be, but expect articles from Saturday onwards; I have pre-ordered the codex (something I do not do in general) and will be going to my local store to collect it on Saturday morning. No midnight articles this time around, unlike with the Sisters codex, as I have pre-ordered the material copy. I dislike digital editions!
Thirdly, I have a number of novels that I am working on, but I am having a hard time deciding which one to go for. Motivation is lacking ( D: ) and Scatterbrain-Me is trying to do everything at once. It’s… Not going so well. I might try writing one as a weekly post up here, submitting a chapter each week, but I would be too afraid that it might ruin my chances of that story being published, however slim my chances may be. Still waiting to hear back from the Black Library and the BBC, but I still have about a 3 to 4 week period where they may reply. Not holding out much hope, but it’d totally make my
day week month YEAR(!) if they did get published. If they do not, I will post up what I did here.