A couple of days ago I mentioned some wonderful news I'd received via email that I couldn't announce because I'd been sworn to secrecy, but now I can...
Sarah Salway and Lynne Rees have a book out next year called Messages. To quote their blog:
"When we started the Messages Project in 2003, it was all about our shared passion for writing and the creative process. We devised a simple formula over coffee one day. Using email, we would exchange 300 ‘messages’ of exactly 300 words, with each one returned within a time limit of 72 hours. Links between each message were made with words, themes, character, form, or even mood. The project took eighteen months to complete and the original Messages was published in July 2006."
In November this year they started the Write Your Messages project. Every day for 30 days they posted one of the messages from their book on their blog http://writeyourmessages.blogspot.com/ and invited writers to respond to that message with their own 300 word response. The best responses at the end of the 30 days would be selected by Lynne and Sarah for inclusion in a booklet to be published by Bluechrome and sold for charity.
I read the messages every single day (and many of the responses) and contributed 6 of my own 300-word responses during the course of the month and...
Two of my messages have been selected for publication!
I really enjoyed the Messages project and desperately wanted to be a part of the final publication so I'm dead chuffed to have two flashes in it. There's a launch party at the end of January that I'll be going to and...casting a quick eye over the other contributors...it looks like lots of fellow bloggers could be going too. So excited! Who's going?