Doing some ‘book’ keeping… Since January, I’ve sent out 15 ships.
Four came back with one win (the Molly Keane) a ‘commendation’ (The New Writer) a short list (Meridian) and a long list (The Jane Austen Award).
Four ‘academic ships’ half-returned – I applied for a funded PhD study at four universities (UEA, Queens, Bangor and Exeter). All offered me places but Queens and Exeter turned me down for funding. Bangor doesn’t have funding and I’m still waiting to hear from UEA… (though at this stage…)
Four other ships (competitions entered) sunk without trace…
That’s not a bad tally, actually – two years ago I sent out ten ships and every single one sunk. I’m doing something right. Improving perhaps…
And there are STILL a three ships on the horizon:
Firstly that UEA funding that I haven’t had denied yet : )
And a lectureship interview with the Open University on July 14th – again, two years ago I applied for the same position and didn’t get to interview stage. Something on my CV is looking up!
And Amelia is going to design me a website, ain’t ya buddie?