This is getting SOOO OLD – I just got an email naming the longlist of ten in the inaugural CAL Scribe prize (for an unpublished manuscript by an author over 35) and MS #1 is *not* on it. The subject line of the email built an awful false hope, saying simply ‘CAL Scribe Fiction Prize Longlist’ – couldn’t they have said Announcing?! Something, anything to avoid that subtle suggestion that I might have been receiving the email because I was actually on the list?! These things are so easily misconstrued by the desperate and hopeful! Anyway, my name isn’t there. Show’s over. Nothing more to see. Thanks for coming.
At least I’ve had a good couple of weeks working on MS #2, and at least I’ve spent the afternoon starting a short story I’ve been mulling over for a while. And at least it’s our wedding anniversary tomorrow, and at least Llewie loves me.
See you next week – I may have a brief sulk between now and then.