I can proudly add "runner up in the New Rose Short Story Competition 2011" to my name! View the story at www.coffeeandroses.blogspot.com/
I was so chuffed when I got the email from Miranda Dickinson, and a pile of goodies are winging their way to me in the post. The best bit is that I get a review by Jamie Guiney, the head judge, of a piece of writing. He'll be in touch to let me know how many words etc he's willing to look at....but even if it's a couple of thousand, it'll be great to get a professional opinion of the opening of Hospital Corners!
I'm entering another competition this week. To celebrate the launch of Miranda's new book, Authonomy are holding a flash fiction competition. Because her book is called "It started with a kiss" and is 416 pages long, we have to write a piece of flash fiction that is 416 words long, titled the same. I've written a piece, but am going to leave it for a couple of days before coming back to it with fresh eyes. Because it's me, there's a neat little twist in the final paragraph.
It's the Tattie Holidays for the next two weeks, so I'll have my girls a bit more and be writing a bit less. Hopefully it won't be too much longer before I rescue Dr B from her pacing up and down in her office....she'll be wearing a hole in the carpet by now!