4 hours ago
My working board beside my desk!
I used to use it to chart out story scenes but these days it is more for bigger picture writing ideas as I try to slowly sort myself out.
I feel like this year has been so massive for me, and I've achieved a lot of dreams but also achieved things I never even thought to dream of too.
. - My debut novel came out with the wonderful @wakefieldpress
was shortlisted in the Readings YA book prize 2019, which still just absolutely astounds me every time I think of it! - I signed a contract for my second novel #TakingDownEvelynTait which will come out in 2020
- I was awarded a writing residency fellowship at Varuna!
There are a few other exciting things on top of all this, some upcoming events and other news, which I will hopefully share soon!
Things definitely feel exciting at the moment, but it also makes me think of all the years before 2019 when I was quietly writing at home, working hard and never talking about my writing dreams. I struggled for so many years and felt like I got nowhere. In hindsight of course I was learning how to become a better writer, but at the time I felt utterly stagnant.
I hope this post is a reminder to any other writers who feel like they are struggling. I truly believe if you work hard and never give up, set realistic goals and stay open to constantly learning, you can achieve any goal. 😊 It is cheesy, but I think it is true. .
Good luck everybody!! ❤️