I received an email from Chicken House today to say that the Times Online were considering posting an extract from my novel, The Moonlocket, as part of their 'promising entries' showcase. They couldn't guarantee publication on the website, or a place on the shortlist, but wanted to let me know that the novel had caught their eye.
I've been trying to concentrate on other things all day, but I had one quick check tonight, and to my surprise, it's there! Even better, they've chosen one of my favourite extracts! To say I'm pleased is somewhat of an understatement. Frankly, I don't think I'll sleep tonight at all.
Can't imagine what will happen from here. The other pieces of work are amazing so I'm not holding out for the next round, just absolutely thrilled that I've got this far.