Hey everyone who makes my day on this blog,
I have news.
My novel is longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Competition for unpublished women writers.
This is stunning, and has caught me with my draft in a mess.
I sent in 5k, and have to now send in about 85k by the 30th of Oct (Of this year!).
As you can imagine, it’s going to be an insane caffeine-fueled waking nightmare. (I know I won’t place– but this is a great opportunity to show my MS to some very esteemed judges, and I don’t want them coughing hairballs. Besides I get to polish my novel in a very short space– what’s not to like?)
So I shall go on a hiatus, and reappear again on November 2, after this deadline, and 2-3 others that fall on Oct 31 and Nov 1.
While I’m away, please feel free to browse through the archives, and leave comments. I’ll have a blogging month soon, when all I do is visit and browse.
Any words of advice for a nervous long-listee? Have you ever had to scramble to finish anything for a deadline?
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