To the Faerest Lady in Illumen

My poem To the Faerest Lady can now be found in Illumen magazine! 😀 I received my own copy just the other day.

To the Faerest Lady is a love poem about a fae woman in the form of five sonnets.

If you want to read it, Illumen can be bought as either print or e-book at Alban Lake Store.

 

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Updates Wednesday and Friday

I’m going back to updating only twice a week (Wednesday and Friday).

So the next haiku will be up on Wednesday.

I hope you will enjoy 🙂

Imperfect Flowers in Buckshot Magazine

I had a great surprise today 😀

My story, Imperfect Flowers, can now be read on buckshotmagazine.com here.

I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Now I’m off to do my happy dance 😀

 

Imperfect Flowers in Buckshot Magazine

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(Credit: Gaetano Cessati on Unsplash)

 

It is time for some real life news.

(Fanfare)

My short story, Imperfect Flowers, has been accepted for publication by Buckshot Magazine! 😀

It is a story about loss with an element of dystopia. Buckshot told me it will be put on their homepage within the next two months. I will be sure to tell you as soon as it is up.

I hope you will enjoy it 🙂

 

Manuscripts Away!

I have now sent a sci-fi manuscript in Danish to one publisher and an urban fantasy manuscript in English to another. Also, just today I sent three poems to a webzine. If I just send enough out to different places, someone has to publish something, right?
I’ll post an update with much dancing and woohooing, if anything is accepted 😉

Do any of you know of publishers in USA or the UK who accept unsolicited manuscripts? If you do please let me know.

All the best!

Where did the Time Go?

My calendar says June, but that can’t be right. I submitted the last post in February and I said I would see you in March. So that means it must be March now, right?

Sooooo, what has happened since?

I sold my flat and moved into the ground-floor and basement of a house with my boyfriend and three other people. So now I only have to make dinner once or twice a week, and I can play Zelda on my roommate’s Nintendo Switch, when he’s not using it.

I still work at the same firm, but I was moved to another department, because a third department was not meeting their deadlines.

More recently, I have been writing a lot.

“But Beatrix,” you might say, “you haven’t posted anything since February!”

I know, I know. That is because I have written two short stories for a competition, then two poems which I submitted to two different magazines, then another short story, which I’m going to submit to a third magazine when I’m all done…

The problem is that if I want anything I write to be published by anyone other than me, then I can’t put it on Abolg. So after thinking about that for a bit, I’ve decided that this blog will have to change a bit. And when I say a bit, I mean a lot.

 

 

You may have noticed that I used my real name above and not my pseudonym. I’ll keep using my real name from now on, since it will make it easier for people to find me.

I won’t delete all my old posts, but I won’t post any new poems or stories unless I’m absolutely certain that I don’t want them to be published anywhere else. Instead I’ll make more real-life-update-oriented posts about what I’m working on, where I’m going, maybe interesting things I’ve seen. I’ll make sure to tell you if/when something is published and where you can find it. But if I don’t have anything interesting to say, I won’t post anything, which means updates will be “when something happens” instead of “twice a week”.

I want to thank you for reading and commenting my posts up until now. It was really nice to not just write for myself.

I hope you’ll find it interesting to follow me in this new way as well.

All the best,

Beatrix M. G. Nielsen

 

 

Moving

I’m moving out and selling my flat after having lived here for almost seven years.

It’s going to be new and exciting!

But between packing all my books into boxes and showing potential buyers my flat, I haven’t had much time to write.

Next week I’m going skiing and might write in the evenings, but regular updates will have to wait until I’ve settled in.

So if not before, I’ll see you in March! 🙂

We Meet Again

My old nemesis writer’s block has reared her ugly head.

Do you know any good writing exercises which might help me chase her off?

Or maybe some inspiring artwork?

Please let me know.

Tired

I was so tired the first of January that it spilled over into the second.

So when I finally sat down to write Monday evening, I was too tired to notice the fairy hiding in my bookshelf. When I turned away from my computer for a second, it swooped down and gobbled up everything I had written.

Don’t believe me? I drew a picture of the thing

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See? You have to believe me now.

God Jul

Or Merry Christmas

Or happy holidays

Whatever you like to call it, I hope you have had a lovely time with family and friends, and that you have been warmed as much by love as by your fireplace.

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