I've just realised it's the two year anniversary of my first story sale and also my blog - Happy Birthday Blog!
It's been a busy month and an exciting one. As you can see from my photo, I have made it to 80 sales (the last one sold today, just in time for my blog post). With six sales in July, that has made it one of the best months since I started writing.
Also last month, the People's Friend Annual 2015 plopped through my letter box. I've always wanted to have a story chosen for it and I'm pleased to say 'The Buttercup Ring' is one of my favourites. I sold it a long time ago and wondered what had happened to it - and now I know!
I have also had some lovely guests on my blog, Karen Aldous, Natalie Kleinman and Samantha Tonge. Thank you lovely ladies and another thank you to all my lovely readers for making them all feel so welcome! I have some exciting guests lined up in the next few weeks but I won't spoil the surprise by telling you who.
A new thing for last month was taking the plunge and joining the rather scary world of Twitter. I'd like to say I know what I'm doing but it will probably seem obvious that I don't - so if you follow me (@WendyClarke99) be patient. If I don't do things quite as I should it's because I'm a novice. The friendliness and helpfulness of other writers never ceases to amaze me.
Finally, guess what? I started the novel... well, it had to happen sometime!