Yikes, I’ve just received an email letting me know that I’ve been longlisted for the Mslexia Magazine 2014 memoir competition. Quite excited, as I’ve never entered my writing into a competition before.
I don’t know any writerly types in my normal life, and this is all very new to me, so I wanted to share the news with WW.
I have now convinced myself that maybe the standard is poor this year, or not many people entered, or they just felt sorry for me, a bit like the joke acts that go on Britain’s Got Talent and they put them through to the next round, knowing that they’re going to get cut.
Still, it’s not exactly bad news, is it?
Now, I must get my sensible head on and edit my synopsis (which is rubbish at the moment) and stock up on printer cartridges. Even if I get no further, at least it’ll be something I can put on letters to agents. And it’s an opportunity to have my whole manuscript read by somebody too.
Hope everybody else is having a good writing week.
All the best,