I have to report some jubilation as I have finished both my plays for "Famous for Fifteen". They are now packed up in envelopes and sat on my desk ready to be posted tomorrow. It is the first time for some while that I have handed in something in printed format rather than electronically by e-mail. It feels quite nerve-racking as sending out brown envelopes can often be followed by rejection but hopefully that isn't the case on this occasion. I'm not sure how long it will be until I know if either of my entries have been selected but the performances are scheduled in October. They are being selected and judged prior to the show and the overall winner (based on script alone) will be announced on the night. There is also an audience vote for best performance. I just really hope that one of mine gets selected as one of the six to be performed as I would be really chuffed to see the ideas that have been in my head acted out.
Now I have some time to concentrate on my Writing Buddies Anthology entries and my submission for Arthritis Care creative writing. I also plan to pitch to a couple of magazines in the hope I may be able to do some articles and complete the one act play I am about two-thirds of the way through.
I expect the next month to be a little more relaxed but this is partly because I plan to do some study and preparation this month with the hope of starting a novel. I know this is a big undertaking and I'm not sure I am completely ready for it yet but feel I have a great support network around me now who will all help me through it.