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Over at Split Worlds, Emma Newman has had an absolutely wonderful idea, in which we all make three wishes — and all help one another’s wishes to come true, if possible. I actually came across this a few days ago, but I’ve been thinking about what personal, plausible things I might actually wish for… and it seems they all really have to do with writing. And all make me wish I’d got this blog off the ground earlier so that I actually had some more writing available to wish about! I have plenty of stuff written… there’s just not a lot of it up here yet.

  1. I wish for readers, and my work to be shared. I want people out there to see what I’ve written, and if they enjoy it, to tell their friends. I want to reach as many people as I can! (Easy wish, might actually be possible!)
  2. I wish for art. Specifically, sci-fi and fantasy art: cover art and illustrations for things I’ve written and am writing. I love drawing, but I can only really do anime styles. It would be amazing to have some realistic artwork! (Medium/niche wish. Artists get access to unposted shiny things!)
  3. Okay, it may be a pipe dream, but I wish to get published and see my books in a bookshop. In practice that currently means for a publisher to take on the fantasy novel I’ve finished and polished, Before the Sun Fades — or an agent to take me on and help with the above. I’m UK-based, and write fantasy and sci-fi, both adult and the odd “young adult”! (I don’t expect this one to come true! But wouldn’t it be nice if it did? The only reason BtSF isn’t already epubbed up here is because I’m still hoping I might get a chance to see it in bookshops, basically my ultimate dream for my work.)

So those are my three wishes. Now I’m going to go take a look at everyone else’s, and see if there’s anything I can do to help any of them come true. Then, having started that, it’s editing/posting time — if I want anyone to think it’s worth pointing others at my stories, I’d better hurry and get a few more things up to look at!

Finally, not a wish, just a note: I’m always happy to chat, so please feel free to talk to me either here at Distant Realms or over on Twitter, where I’m @Metalwings.

“These three wishes are part of a wish-making community organised by author Emma Newman to celebrate the release of the second Split Worlds novel “Any Other Name”. Can you make any of them come true? Come and see what other people are wishing for and find out how to join in at http://www.splitworlds.com/split-worlds-extra/three-wishes โ€“ who knows, perhaps someone could make one of your wishes come true.”

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