Not quite a lottery winner…

…But it sure felt like it!

So a funny thing happened back in September…I received a letter with a logo which I didn’t recognise. Thinking it was junk mail, I nearly chucked it with the rest of the other crap shoved through our letterbox, and then I noticed it was from a publishing company. It’s a good job I had another look because it turned out to be an offer to print a poem I wrote awhile back.

I took part in The Great British Write Off that summer and the poem I submitted was longlisted. Although I did not ultimately win the big prize, my work was amongst those chosen to feature in the anthology.


The book has finally arrived (and can be purchased at most major retailers), along with my husband’s own photographic contribution in another publication. However, he’s used to receiving recognition for his creative endeavours, so back to me. 😛  Because of my editorial background, I’m usually far more comfortable with prose than poetry, and my writing skills had gone a bit rusty (mostly due to laziness on my part), so I was pretty chuffed to have got anywhere with this at all. I wish I had more time to indulge my love of writing as I used to when younger, but I barely even blog these days. Or perhaps I just need to have better time management.

In either case, it’s been awhile since I’ve felt the buzz of achievement, so I just want to bask in it. And to think, the whole episode could have been a real write-off had I been just that teeny bit less attentive when going through the post!