Wow! I've been sent an email from a lady at the Writers Bureau! This could be interesting, and I'm excited to think that such a very well known company has found out about Platinum Page. Oh, the possibilities!
to go to print! I've decided that by the time I go to print, I'll be thinking of the February edition. February being the month of love, I've decided that the competition in the January edition should be a love story. Everybody likes a bit of love :)
It's pushing midnight and I've just finished editing the second instalment of Face the Music, written by B. Walker, for Platinum Page.
Originally, I wasn't planning on having any continuing stories in the magazine, but I quickly changed my mind after reading the first chapter.
The story so far... A guy is devastated by the untimely death of his parents, and looses everything. He makes it to University, has a reputation with the girls, and carelessly studies a subject he loathes. His latest conquest turns into his worst nightmare.
The first 'test trade' edition of Platinum Page kicked off with a little bit of magic - Magic Moment, by A.C. Hall, a lovely story about how a simple slip of the tongue can create all sorts of confusion!
Next came Taylor's Travels, an account of when Stephen Taylor finally made it to NYC! Two peices of 'flash fiction' came next, and then My Final Decision - a story written by me about changing names.
On the next page was a story for young children, called What Can Squirrel Do?
I have been lucky enough to sweet-talk a children's author into answering writing related questions, and the middle pages of the magazine promotes Margaret, and has a page of questions and answers.
Then comes a poetry page, followed by a dreamy story called Falling to Prey.
The Birthday Party came next, a wickedly good tale with a sting in the end!
The next page contains more poetry, and the story after that is called Face the Music and Dance.
The last story, Losing Rebecca, is a heart-tugging story, with an unexpected twist at the end.
And that, is the first edition completed! 20 pages long (excluding covers). Due to the fantastic response I have had from Spain, the second edition is going to have more pages!
It's 7.00 am. and the second edition of Platinum Page is coming along nicely. I've been editing stories that have been sent to me all the way from Spain! If I've gone European by this issue, I'll be international by the third, and global by the fourth...
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