Today I sent off the files for the Best first novel in the Ngaio Marsh awards after being contacted by the founder Craig.
I thought about it for over a week and then decided to go for it cause you only have your first novel once, and I was asked if I would join.
Sometimes you just have to say yes, take a deep breath and go for it.
In April and May there will be the 'Murder in the Library' events where we (the authors) get to talk about out work and meet other authors and readers. I'm looking forward to it - sort of, but if you don't put yourself out there no one will ever see or hear about your story.
So - I am now relaxing on the deck with a glass of wine and a lotto ticket for the 50 million dollar draw - because you can't win it if you are not in it.