A rejection (of my novel) but filtered through my agent, Emily is always so much easier to take because she balanced it with the suggestion of a competition to try. Onwards and upwards…
And my gloom was lifted by MsLexia accepting a short “confession” I submitted recently. But you’ll have to wait till December to discover my immoral past! Which softened the blow of not getting anywhere in their novel competition. And desperately googling myself, I was surprised to discover my name on the shortlist for another novel competition, which I remember entering but assumed had not even been on a long list since the winner was announced in July this year! A rollercoaster as far as publication is concerned… Just keep writing!
Reading: “The Sea Inside” by Philip Hoare
Writing: about rain and moss