My latest literary news is rather exciting, considering all the work I’m doing at the moment, setting up my new business and still working in the other job (which requires me to get up at 5am three mornings and finish at 8.30pm three evenings, blurgh) I was pretty positive there’d be no literary news for a while. It’s true that I’ve really only written one thing in quite some time, but it seems that that one thing has been short-listed for the Fish Short Story Award – an International award hailing from the UK. This year it spawned 2000 entries world-wide with a first prize haul of over $4,500. Happy. Yes. Happy. Just happy and surprised to be short-listed to be honest. The story wrote itself very quickly and had very little editing because I liked it so much as it was, which really isn’t the way it should be or normally is, but there you have it.
In other literary news, I’ve had some great feedback on another short story from a Melbourne literary journal, who said it’s “beautifully expressed and extremely moving” but would like to see a longer draft. It’s always great to get feedback with a rejection and even greater to get an offer to look at something again. I guess I better get back to it then!
My new business venture is going well. I had my first full week in my new healing room last week and thoroughly enjoyed being in it. It will take time to get it cranking, but I’m pretty happy I almost broke even in my first week!