Monday, 1 June 2009

It's June 1st and I'm over the moon that I have won first prize for some of my work. New Writers had a first chapter competition, to which I sent the first chapter of my finished novel. What a buzz! It's just what I needed after 2 rejections. Following the rejections I re-read my first three chapters and decided to delete a few sentences/paragraphs. Very scary - sometimes it's difficult to know when to walk away and when to tweak just a little bit more. Receiving the email which told me I had won and had my work published on the internet, was the boost I needed to send off my work to three more agents. Even if they are rejected again, I have an email that says that someone 'loves' my work, which is amazing.