Friday, November 06, 2009

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 comments:

James Burt said...

Congratulations! That's great news. It's a shame you couldn't make it to the announcement. I hope you feel better soon.

Rohan said...

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

Jessica said...

Brilliant, well done!!

Steven said...

That's fantastic news - congratulations!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Wowsers! Huge congrats. That's excellent.
Get well soon x

Rachel Fenton said...

How cool is that?! Well done you.

Hope you get the cause of your allergy found and eliminated soon, poor you :(

Sara Crowley said...

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!)

Bob Jacobs said...

It is fantastic, and well deserved, too. I'm happy for you, Sara. You must be thrilled. Well done you.

Cheers,
Bob

Jenn said...

Wow! Well done and much deserved!

:)

Steve Finbow said...

fucking brilliant.... onward...

Vanessa Gebbie said...

You twinkly little star, you!! Well done well done!

Sara Crowley said...

Bob, thank you for your kind comment.

Jenn, Steve, Vanessa - Thanks so much. And yes...onward, forwards, hopefully upwards...

Luke and Jon said...

Congratulations Sara! I have read your blog and stories for ages now and am well pleased you won this. Hope you enjoy the course and get the novel finished.
Rob

Kellie said...

That's absolutely brillo pads! You must have the itch of immense fantasticness.

Sara Crowley said...

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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