I've had more wonderful news! I found out yesterday that I WON the Children in Need Flash Marathon. I am totally, totally gobsmacked. Forty or so of the highest scoring entries were sent to Tom Dooley at Eclectica to judge anonymously and he chose one of mine as the winner. It'll be published on the site at some point in the future and I'll also receive some prize money (no idea how much yet). But gosh...wow...what a great Christmas present and totally unexpected :o)
In other news I've spent most of Christmas Day penning my entry for the fourth round of Eurofiction (to be in by 27th December!) and I've just sent it off! It's probably not the best story I've ever written (it was written in the living room with a glass of mulled wine in one hand, the TV blaring in the background and my family chatting and laughing around me) but it's a story and it's been sent (I promised myself I'd write a story for each of the 10 rounds of Eurofiction comes hell or high water and so far I have).
I still have to outline novel #2 but that can wait until after Christmas (I'm not a complete masochist!).
Happy Christmas everyone. Hope you all have a happy, stress-free day :o)