I am SO excited!

Like many people I have always loved to write and I have always put my thoughts and those stories in my head down on paper, if for no other reason than to get them out of my head, but it is only recently that it occurred to me that perhaps I could write for others.

About a year after John passed away I woke up one day knowing I needed to write down all that had been happening – mostly as a way of moving forward but somewhere in the back of my mind I thought one day maybe, just maybe it might help someone else. So I started writing – it has been a work-in-progress for ever it seems. Obviously it is very emotional to me and I am not always able to write it but slowly it is getting there.

Anyway to cut a long story short – the Sydney Writer’s Festival is on at the moment and I applied to do a Masterclass in non-fiction writing. Only 12 people would be chosen after sending in the first 15 pages of their manuscript and a submission letter explaining why you wanted to do the course andwhat we hoped to get out of it.

So this morning – 2 hours into my sleep -I got a phone call saying I had been accepted!! So much for sleeping (but I will go back later). I cannot believe it and I can’t wipe the smile of my face!

The funny thing is, as soon as I knew I had been accepted the negative self talk started but for once I told my inner voice to get lost and I am going to be proud of getting a place and know it is meant to happen!

…and I have also decided I need to change my post titles – seriously – how un-creative is Day whatever!!!

… to be continued

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