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Best Moment Award


We were awarded this back in late April – May has been a mad month so I sat on it for a while and now have the time to pass it forward.


My thanks to Kristen Hope for nominating me for this award. Go check out her great blog. Sounds to me like she is making big life changes this year too – just like me.

The rules of receiving this award are that I must write an acceptance speech and nominate other bloggers.

Acceptance Speech red carpet

2013was always going to be my year of transformation and change. I have been at rock bottom for far too many years and this year have definitely started a ‘journey’ – my life has been in stagnate pools for too long – unchanged and laborious – recently I have re-discovered 2 things;

Opportunity brings opportunities

Have faith to take that leap

I also know that when I am driving my life I am quite good at controlling the way things go. (Being strong minded and determined) there are some major changes in my life this year – some I am not yet able to post about – but believe me they weren’t easy decisions to make – my life is much better for making them though!

One of the best things was starting this blog. Hard to maintain at the moment as I don’t have 24/7 net access. I have met so many great people – read so much talent fuelled writing and generally had a great time. And now have started picking up blog awards – which feels amazing.

I am grateful to each and every one of you who follows A Writers Fountain and I love the fact that people now leave comments as well as likes.

I created the blog to keep me on the yellow brick road to a writing life (last time I gave up after I had no rent money) and I hoped it would be read – not only have I achieved the initial objectives but I have enjoyed every splash. I have been inspired by so many great bloggers out there it will be difficult to choose my nominations – especially after passing the other awards forward recently.

I decided my criteria for this would be Blogs that have offered me a best moment – an inspiring post, an opportunity, a connection – that is not to say that if your blog is not nominated you haven’t provided me the above – I wouldn’t be following you in the first place if I didn’t love your blog. I also believe in spreading the love – so if I have nominated you for a different award you might not be nominated again for a while.

So my nominations for Best Moment Award are;

Mainly thank you for all your wonderful blogs.






Monthly Review – May 2013: Including a Poll – Please VOTE!


The write year UPDATED


That was May, a month that disappeared even quicker than April!typer

This month I continued my training in the craft of writing, attending 3 fantastic weekend workshops at the Theatre in Script writing, led by Alan Harris, a Welsh playwright. I met some great writers and have posted a weekly review of this experience on the blog;

I also started my Writing Classes in the City – on writing for children taken by Clare Belle. They are very useful and informative.

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I have also reached beyond the half way point of my online writing course in Rhetorical Composition, it helped me write and present a pitch this week – my 1st EVER pitch went well.cloud_writing2

Unlike April I managed to balance the schedule so I had time to work on submissions as well as training writing.

I managed 5 submissions this month (that’s 19 this year), 4 were poetry, one was a short story (my 1st Urban Fantasy), the story was kindly rejected with some of the sweetest email rejection notes I have ever received. I wait to hear about the rest. One of the 4 poetry entries was a competition – would be great to win that would pay for the writing classes. Or if I win higher up on the podium will reimburse the theatre writing course also.


I missed 2 opportunities for short stories that I ran out of time to finally write – the ideas are half formed in my journal, I will finish the projects and wait for somewhere to submit the stories. I am currently working on a short play & my 6th college submission!

camp_mastheadCamp NaNoWriMo, what already? The summer camp is July this year, I have already started the preparation and will be posting articles, tips and ideas to help any of you who are considering it. I know what I am writing


Genre (Romance)

length 30-35,000

which is fabulous because in the 1st camp (April) I completed 54000 words and it nearly finished me off! I already have a market and hope by the end of the camp to spend a short time editing and redrafting before submitting my first book manuscript this summer. If it works out great, if not I will look into e-publishing. I guarantee (to myself) that whatever I produce in the camp this summer, will be available for the public to read.


My Non-fiction manuscript from Nano Camp April still needs words – about another 40-50,000 words and some top class editing, although I have not had a chance to look back and work on this manuscript I LIVED ITfooter-camp last month and think a step away can only be beneficial.

I have completed some market research and found an opportunity to use a publishing house that doesn’t expect 100,000 and will accept less. My concern at the end of camp was there wasn’t enough content to stretch to a book of this length.

paper-notesI have also completed research in writing for children, the picture book market and writing short plays.

As for Awritersfountain, I am delighted with the growth of my blog. I thank you all for following, commenting and liking. It means a lot to me.

We have had 58 new followers blogging that takes us over followed-blog-200-1x

Received1 Blog Award200533564-001best-moment-award-2 this was actually awarded to the Blog at the end of April but I missed it off last month’s review.

I hope the blog will continue to fill me with positivity and creativity, thank you all.

And in the real world…

I completed the workshops and writing classes, did something important, made a big decision, made an application, received good news, had a wonderful experience, that didn’t lead to an open door but has led to more contacts and renewed faith.

A productive month:

1 short story  5000
10 poems
3 workshops
2 writing classes
2 uni course assignments
 Blog 220 followers
1 award Best Moment

And in the galaxy far, far away from the tip tapping of writing keys… this month;

Mr G and I have managed to get our allotment even more ready, with beans, broccoli and sprouts. He had some help from a friend too as lots of digging was needed! (That’s the bit I can’t do as my back is too weak.)

We have also MOVED MOUNTAINS with our current life plan/ mission, we completed on the house, exchanged contracts, got the keys, booked workmen, jobs started this week and tomorrow we are going around to make a start on the garden!

And I managed to spend a few hours socialising with friends I have not seen since New Year as I have been a hermit.

I have managed to pack a few boxes – but not nearly enough – especially in the light of recent events and I have found time to go to work also!

Thanks for following,

Hope you all had an enjoyable May!


Happy writing x

A Writer’s Fountain – ‘Best Moment’ our 3rd Award


I have finally submitted my nominees today for the awards I received back in April.
I discovered another award yesterday that I hadn’t picked up! Also from April (28th)
Thank you Kristen


For this award we have to make a speech and some nominations. I will update this post later in the week with both!