Not the best week really, but a brighter spot today with a longlisting in the Commonwealth Writers’ (CW) short story prize.
Having devoted so much time to drafts of longer, novel-length work in the last 3-4 years it was great to be in the 200 or so whittled down from 5,000.
I don’t write so many short stories these days – I used to – and I do miss the joy of completing a piece of work, sometimes in a few days.
2018 has been a tough year so far, so I hope this heralds a change. But writing is not an easy discipline and as they say in football, ‘we go again.’
Alas, I didn’t make the CW shortlist but best wishes to the writers who’ve made it to the final 24. You can read about them here: http://www.commonwealthwriters.org/2018-cssp-shortlist/
To learn more about Commonwealth Writers visit http://www.commonwealthwriters.org/