Yey! Good news today!
I just heard I`ve been shortlisted for the Luke Bitmead bursary, organsied by his mum & sister, and Legend Press.
The winner gets a publishing deal with Legend press and £2,500.
Last year`s winner was Andrew Blackman, with his novel On the Holloway Road, and he seems to have gone from strength to strength after winning.
I entered my novel The Woman before Me, and just to be shortlisted is a real boost.
An antidote to all those days (weeks, months) when we doubt out ability/sanity and wonder if it`s really worth it...
Because of course it is!
Keep the faith. Keep writing.