This contest which is in its eleventh year, is famous for helping undiscovered female writers launch their literary careers. I heard about it a few years ago and wanted to send in a submission but it was never the right time. This year however, it is! I have created a work of fiction in one of my favourite areas to read, the psychological thriller / domestic noir genre. I’m still working on the manuscript, but the first 50 pages are done and this is what made up my entry.
Here is the Instagram I shared when it was submitted!
I’m enjoying the twists and turns I am discovering as I create and I love a good writing challenge so I am particularly enjoying figuring out how to get my characters or the plot from A to B, really thinking in non obvious dimensions to come up with a plan, then tweaking what I have to make it work. These hurdles and pitfalls won’t be obvious in the finished book but for me, it’s fun to see where I thought I was going to end up Vs where I did end up!
I’ll reveal more about the book and how I fare in the competition as it unfolds, but please come find me at Instagram where I love to share photos of whatever is going on for me that day!