Lovely handwritten letter arrived from London last week to commiserate in my lack of success in the Scotscare competition. Maybe my lack of Scottishness shone through.
A similarly very nice email today from the Irish Writers Centre to tell me I was not in the final shake-up but inviting me to the event on the 24th November. You know what - I just might go. The winners incidentally were Elizabeth O'Carroll, Paddy Doherty, Susan Stairs, Eleanor Hooker (no surprise there!) Eoin Hegarty and Patricia Clark.
Do you know what but rejection notices are definitely improving. I got another one from the Open to Interpretation: Water’s Edge competition and it was couched so well I felt like I really had won!
I don't have much else to look forward to at this stage. Really only the Francis Ledwidge and I'd probably have heard by now if I'd been shortlisted. Must take a deep breath and dive back in.