So this happened, and I am very grateful.
As the article in the Weyburn Review Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts Award says, I received an award to be used toward completion of my novel and efforts to finding an agent/publisher. This kind of recognition is validating to say the least, and taken together with SAB and Canada Council grants I’ve received, makes me feel that I am on the right track in telling this big, crazy, difficult story.
As part of the journey, I plan to blog a little about Indonesia and the novel’s characters and themes. As well, bear with me if I indulge in some musings about how the writing happens. There. I’ve said it out loud. Now to just do it……..