Spring is in the air…
Cliched but true – it is nearly here. It has started well for me with one of my short stories longlisted for the Fish Prize. Hurray! It probably will not get much further than that as many talented writers submit stories to this wonderful competition, but still, I am determined to make it to Cork, Ireland one day. And the Fish Prize is a wonderful reason (excuse?) to do so.
Emerging from the winter months into the airy spring has many side-effects. One of them is the much-longer-days. So much more time to do things, so much more time to read and write.
I’ve been given a wonderful book lately – ‘What I Loved’ by Siri Hustvedt. Captivating characters, flowing and gripping prose. What an inspiration. Why not take the opportunity to give a book to someone you care about? It is one of the best possible gifts – one that stays with the person for a very long time.
Better get back to that reading pile – and back to writing, of course. Wishing you an inspiring, creative spring!