Wednesday, 17 April 2013

First glimpse of success

In an attempt to maximise the amount of feedback I'd get from this year's Get Writing conference I entered the first three pages of my novel to this year's Get Writing Cup competition.  I had a quick check on the website Sunday to see who'd made the short list and had the shock of the year when I saw that my entry had made the final ten and was on the short list !!  This is the furthest I've got so far with my creative writing and it's given me such a boost .... whether I end up being placed or not it's made my year so far.  The conference is this Saturday (20 April) and am really looking forward to the whole event as well as gaining some feedback on my project through my 10 minute face time slot as the 5 minute pitch session.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Rejection Number 2

Life's Breath didn't make the Chicken House long list .... I'd known it wouldn't but somewhere inside there was that ho hum feeling of disappointment, and another rejection to chalk up on my spreadsheet... Total is now 2:)
I'm in the middle of a major edit, have made quite a few changes and am about to hack into two middle chapters which I suspect are too far fetched even for the world my heroine is living in.  I've booked my slot for this year's Get Writing Conference in Hatfield.  Last year I said that I wouldn't do any more pitches (especially the terrifying 3 minute ones)... the day before I booked my place I announced I wouldn't be pitching this year.  So what did I go and do ..... of course, booked myself a 10 minute face time and 5 minute pitch as well.  It's spurred me into action and I'm now ploughing through the edit so it's in good shape for the conference.