Thursday, 27 October 2011


Have just sent the first thirty pages of my novel The Pall Bearer and my entry form to The McKitterick Prize 2012.  This is a competition for writers (aged forty or over on the 31st of October this year) for a published or unpublished work of fiction for adults.  The deadline for entries is this Monday and if chosen, the full novel will be required in March 2012.  I have selected this novel as my project for NaNoWriMo and have got ten chapters drafted so far and hope for it to be completed by the March deadline (fingers crossed).

Had a lovely morning yesterday with Dawn and very cute Rosie, but unfortunately the dentist did prove traumatic in the afternoon - fillings are never fun - but my girl was very brave.  I treated her to hot chocolate fudge cake for tea (not sure if that is the right message to be sending but hey ho).  Tried again today to see The Smurfs and the queue was even longer and the tickets sold out quicker.  Will have to try again in a fortnight when it's back on and maybe pre-book the tickets to be sure of getting in - glad I have got Machine-gun Preacher to look forward to next week.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with the compo, will keep fingers crossed.