I got the notification on Monday. Boohoo. Not going to Qld for a writers retreat and I don’t know whether I’m more disappointed about not getting selected or not getting a week off work?

I’m going to take a week off work anyway.

I decided that I would accept that I did well getting to the long list and would use it as a springboard. I refuse to allow myself to get depressed. It’s strange, rejection can be hard and it’s not the first time I’ve heard no but this time I somehow haven’t gotten all low about it.

I’m focussed and I’m going to persevere. I’ve already taken other steps to my goal. Also I have started on another book. I simply must write.