Progress So Far

  • Romance writer - Historical. Contemporary and Intrigue
  • 2 books written for HarperImpulse

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Some writing success at last....

.....I've won second prize in Writers' Forum Short Story competition.  Happy days!  It's for a short story I wrote AGES ages ago - Alegra's Fairy Tale Wedding.  I subbed it to all the Womags (except Peoples Friend - it certainly isn't a PF story!) and got no-where.  You read about "moving on" in the writing world - i.e. forget the rejections and write something else.  But....sometimes you just love a story and believe in it.

This is what I felt/feel about AFTW, so I didn't give up and subbed it just before Christmas to Writers' Forum.  Then in January a lovely email from Sue Moorcroft saying it had been shortlisted; and then last week another email from Sue saying it has come second (£150.00 prize as well!)

The story will be in March's (26th) publication so I'm looking forward to seeing my name in print (at last).  Caroline x