Following my comments on creative writing courses, I was pleased to get a letter this week from Bristol University confirming I’ve been accepted for the Write On course starting in April. The course, a mixture of taught sessions and mentoring, is aimed at anyone with a writing project they want to take on to the next level and I applied in the hope it would be just right for getting the WIP sorted out. Just being accepted has made me stand back and take a fresh look at it (funny how taking anything to a new audience induces feelings of panic!) so it’s probably done some good already.
Meanwhile, out in the big wide world, it looks like the Friday Project has hit the rocks. Apart from snippets picked up from Scott Pack, I don’t know a lot about them , but it’s never good to hear of an independent publisher going under, if this is what it amounts to. I’m wondering if it has any bearing on the sluggish performance of The Front List in which TFP had an interest. I uploaded New History to them at Christmas and have still had only four of the promised five reviews. Meanwhile, with the WIP in suspended animation, I’m transferring my energies to a series of short stories that is starting to take shape. Watch this space!