Aha, my first blog. I feel sorta silly, to be honest. But it's a blank page and I feel compelled to fill it with words. I suppose everyone feels self-conscious when starting something new, like a new job. At least, on here, I don't have quite so many names to learn. I already know everyone.
So what's new in my writing world? I currently have queries for my book manuscript, Ascent of the Rose Queen, out to agents and am waiting for responses. The story is a dark retelling of Beauty and the Beast based on the early French Middle Ages, but in a fantasy setting. I am also waiting on responses to a couple of short stories out for submission to some magazines. I'll elaborate if they get accepted.
These are my first submissions in about 10 years. Although I have some publications from way back, I took a break from writing in order to enjoy my twenties, get married and have kids. Now I've checked those off the list and it's time to get to writing again.
Thanks for reading. Hope to have more news soon.
Who the heck is Alison McBain?
I am a freelance writer and poet with over two hundred short pieces published in magazines and anthologies. Check out my 2024 writing challenge to write a book a week at Author Versus AI. For more info, please check out my "About Me" page.
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