I haven't blogged about Caroline's book launch yet (it was excellent!) but just HAD to post this first...
Just found out that my story "My Daughter the Deep Sea Diver" has placed 3rd in the Writers Bureau short story competition! I've been trying to crack this competition for years (well, three or four) and now I have!
I couldn't be more delighted!
I think my story will be available to read online in the next couple of days if anyone's interested.
No news on the novel. I completed the edits last week and it's in the hands of the gods (well, my agent/editors) now. If it sells I will squeal like I've never squealled in my life before (and I'm not a squeally type of girl!) but I've been reading writers' blogs/forums for long enough now to know that getting an agent doesn't guarantee a thing. It could still all go horribly wrong and I might be one of those writers that has to write 3, 4 or 5 books before they see their work on the shelves. If ever. But we'll see. Fingers crossed and baby steps and all that.
And in the meantime. Third place in the Writers Bureau comp. Squeeeeeee!