Exciting (and nerve-racking) news: Hot Key Books have just announced that they will be getting in contact with the 20 long listed writers for the Young Writers Prize next week. It would mean so much to me if Fire was nominated and it's so exciting to think that it could be; I have been working on the story for so long now that I can't wait to share it with the world and see what they think. If it is long listed, I will have a month to perfect the manuscript before sending it off. If it isn't, I will start targeting literary agencies with awesome letters.
I guess my fingers will be crossed for most of next week!