Lennox Is In Leith

Leith Police Station
Image: Dougie Mathieson

After posting yesterday’s blog post last night, I received an email from an editor replying to my query about a short story submission that’s overdue. He was deeply apologetic but was happy to say, if I still wished, I could keep the story in the final selection for their winter issue. Naturally, I was only too delighted, and he promised a quick turnaround given my 8-month waiting period so far.

In my role as editor of Ranfurly Review, I know only how easy it is to discover the hard way that a submission has gone awry or the author not received an email. It’s embarrassing, but we are only human so sometimes it happens. I find that being honest when it happens is the only way to go, which is why I’m excited at being in the final pool for consideration with the story in question, A Point of View.

Day job was major busy – so much so I got nothing down on paper over lunch, which was frustrating.
However, I’m underway with Blood Ties; not as many words as I wanted today but the first two chapters are down and Lennox is in Leith. It’s exciting having him here, but he’s already learning that the age old Glasgow-Edinburgh divide still lives on. And … there’s been a murder!

NaNo’s widgets aren’t working, so I’ve done my own.

Blood Ties
Slick Final Editing

The Ranfurly Review – Out Now!

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About Colin Galbraith

Keen runner, thriller author, Madness fan, Mets fan, St Mirren fan/owner, rabbit tamer, outstanding fake faller. Loves cannolis & espressos. #LFGM
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