Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Blimey. Shortlisted.

Having lost all confidence in Borrowed Time (compared to the shiny new chapters of the next book) I was gobsmacked to receive an email saying I was shortlisted for the Mslexia novel writing competition. It's clearly a mistake. There are probably two Rebecca Alexanders. On the plus side, I suppose when the idea sinks in I shall be filled with new enthusiasm for writing and anxious to try amd get myself an agent. Now, that's a terrifying idea. But the idea of coming twelfth out of 1800 entries - that, I can get my teeth into! Now I'm invited to London to meet the other writers and a few people from the publishing world. Wow. I need more chocolate.

Not to mention that I had just sent a revised three chapters off to Hookline. Now what?

4 comments:

  1. Very, very, very well done. I didn't make it but I wish you all the best.
    Mary

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  2. Thank you so much, Mary. And the best of luck selling that novel!

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  3. Yes very well done Reb. Mine didn't make onto to the shortlist but I am so pleased for you. Good luck!

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  4. Hi Reb, Just wanted to add my congratulations. I also only made it as far as the longlist. So great news about being shorlisted!
    Gypsy

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