Unexpected Writing Curveballs and Big Decisions #writer

Lucy Mitchell

This is going to be a bit of a download so stay with me. Blogging allows me to do this and I always feel lighter after emptying my head of thoughts onto a blog post.

The unexpected curveball

Last week I had an unexpected writing curveball. I got an email to say I was through to the next round of the Penguin Christmas Love Story competition. This was a competition I entered back in February.

The idea for this new story came to me in January…6 seconds…after I’d opened up a lovely and positive rejection email. It was from an agent about another story I’d been working on last year. That story had been like a love affair for me in 2020. It had taken me on such an exhilarating ride and had gained agent interest. My feelings for it had changed over Christmas and this sounds crazy but I…

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