I received a phone call earlier - from one of the organisers of a short story competition I entered in June. I can't say any more until he rings me back next week, but I'm fairly certain I can class it as another 'hit'. Big old grin on my face now.
More news on this next week!
p.s. Despite my best intentions I only wrote 479 words of the novel tonight. After a few night away from it I found it really hard to get into it again. Hopefully there will be more this weekend!