I’ve had some very nice news with regard to Red Room but – and I hate doing this – I don’t think I can say anything about it just yet. As soon as I can I’ll let everyone know as I can’t wait to mention it. As for my own writing – I’m currently working on my novel and am delighted to have been awarded some Arts Council funding for mentoring. This means that I’ll be able to get some guidance and feedback from a novelist during the writing of the novel, and as I’m in new territory – novels being completely different beasts to short stories – I’m really happy to be helped in this way. Mentoring has begun and the novel is progressing at a slow pace, but it is progressing. I’m just looking forward to getting the first draft under my belt and then the real work will begin… the editing.