Book three awarded funding by Creative Scotland
I am here with excellent news! My third novel (currently in progress) has been awarded funding from Creative Scotland, the public body that supports Scotland's arts, screen and creative industries.
I'm absolutely delighted that Creative Scotland saw the value in the book I'm writing. It's a huge vote of confidence and gives me what every writer needs to do their work: time! So a huge 'thank you' to them.
What's the book about? Well, the book is still in the editing phase, so everything could be different when/if it's published: character names, plot and title are all changing all the time! But here's a little summary of what it's looking like so far:
Miriam has just had her second baby, and something doesn’t feel right: her five-year-old daughter Liv is behaving strangely, and Miriam is convinced she heard a voice speaking to Liv through their baby monitor. But Miriam’s husband thinks it’s all in her head, and that Miriam is struggling to cope with two young children. Soon, Miriam feels like she’s being watched all the time, and her world begins to unravel. She wonders if her husband might be doing it on purpose to make her seem like she’s having a breakdown. What is her husband planning, and can Miriam prove she’s fine before it’s too late?
I can't wait to share more with you as the project continues, and hopefully one day soon there'll be news of publication too!
And if you're a writer living in Scotland, take a look at Creative Scotland's Open Fund, which is doing amazing things for the country's creative sector.