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?


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

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

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

  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!