The draw has been made and my World Book Night books now have a new home. I will be posting them off to Dorinda Cass in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Dorinda says about herself:
I am about to start the final year of a BA(Hons) degree in Creative Writing at the University of Hull. For the degree I have done all different types of writing including plays, short stories, poetry. Next year I will be concentrating on one of my favourites – either short stories or novel. I am just starting to write with publication in mind. I have been a member of Scarborough Writers’ Circle for five years and, for my sins, I am now the treasurer of the group! We have a website at: http://scarboroughwriterscircle.wordpress.com and anyone interested in writing is welcome to come along.
I hope you enjoy the books, Dorinda!
I also want to give a mention to two fellow bloggers:
- Bev Morley is giving her blog a makeover and is looking for guest book reviewers – so pay her a visit if you’ve read a good book recently.
- I had intended to award Mel Hammond a Versatile Blogger Award but unfortunately she didn’t get my message about it in time for me to include her in my original post. So this is a belated mention for her!
Finally I have a couple of small successes to report (which go some way towards making up for rejections from The Oldie and The Weekly News):
- Star letter in the July edition of Writing Magazine
- Long-listed in the Emerald Writing Workshops ‘Novel Opening Competition’ . I have made the long list of 16 from an original entry of 54. A short list of 6 will be chosen shortly – fingers crossed!
#1 by Mel H on June 6, 2011 - 12:37 pm
Thanks so much Sally 🙂 I am trying to keep up with the world of blogging a little more. I already try and have a day for house chores (laundry day, ironing day, cleaning etc) so maybe I should do the same with writing (competition day, blogging day, course day etc)??
Good luck with your final year – sounds amazing, Mel
#2 by Sally Jenkins on June 6, 2011 - 7:37 pm
Mel – I’m impressed by your household chores organisation! I think organising your writing in the same way is worth a try.
Susan & Sarah – thanks for the good wishes. Hope writing is going well for both of you.
#3 by Sarah Pearson on June 6, 2011 - 1:20 pm
I’ve got my fingers crossed for you too sally.
#4 by Susan Jones on June 6, 2011 - 4:44 pm
Well done Sally,
It’s always good to make somewhere on the list, even if it’s the long one. Shows Eddie liked your story. Good sign for the novel.. You must be along the right lines.
#5 by Tracy Fells on June 7, 2011 - 10:41 am
Good luck with the Emerald Writing Competition – fingers crossed for you. The writing wheel seems to bring rejection and success – it just feels like sometimes it gets stuck on rejection!
#6 by Sally Jenkins on June 7, 2011 - 12:03 pm
Tracy – I know that rejection feeling – it must fill most of the writing wheel! I try to brush them under the carpet and talk up any small success when it comes.