Itching and winning!

Waterstone’s ran a writing competition for a Bookseller’s Bursary with a cash prize, a place on an Arvon course, paid leave to attend the course and a trophy . I was shortlisted and invited to a “do” for the announcement of the two winners. Sadly I developed Urticaria and had to spend the morning in A&E instead of going to London as planned. Apparently I have had a massive allergic reaction to something and am now on steroids and antihistamine tablets. I feel very sorry for myself, and am ITCHY beyond belief. I am literally smothered by these gruesome lumps.

I came home from hospital feeling very glum, and then received the news that I had won!

I think it’s fantastic that Waterstone’s is supporting the many budding writers that are drawn to working in its stores. This is a superb prize, and I am chuffed to bits. It’s going to be a real pleasure choosing a course to attend and I’m hoping it’ll help me get my novel whipped into shape.

So, boo to rashes and illness, but a massive yay to Waterstone’s and Arvon.

15 thoughts on “Itching and winning!”

  1. Congratulations, Sara. Unfortunately you weren't there to revel in the announcement, but still fantastic news. Enjoy, and get better soon.

  2. Thank you so much James, Rohan, Jessica, Steven, Nuala and Rachel. I am very pleased, and bloody itchy. (And a teensy bit sad that I didn't get to be in a room and hear my name announced as a winner because that would have been splendid!)

  3. Rob – thank you so much. I'm really hoping that an Arvon course is just what I need to get this thing done! I've just had a look at your blog, and ooh, proofs! You must be so, so excited. It looks ace. I look forward to selling heaps of copies!Kellie – ah yeah, that'll be it, the itch of immense fantasticness, that's me all over!

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