Friday, 18 October 2013

TOP 50!!!

Last month, on the second day of the So You Think You Can Write competition I submitted my entry Behind the Scandalous Façade. I then watched as each day more and more entries went up on the site. The number must have been around 650 when the deadline came around. Could my chapter catch an editors eye? I certainly hoped it would, but with so many other brilliant chapters out there, I wasn't so sure.

On Wednesday I was at my writing desk, armed with lots of coffee and chocolate, when I saw the twitter announcement that the editors had started emailing the Top 50. My phone flashed to tell me an email had come through. I opened it and nearly dropped the phone. My entry had made it through to the Top 50.

To say I was excited is an understatement! I am so thrilled to have made the Top 50 and would like to thank everyone who has read, commented, tweeted and liked my entry. A massive thanks to you all for the support.

So what next? Well my full manuscript was sent to the editors yesterday so it's a case of waiting to hear who makes it through to the Top 10. I'm just so thrilled to have made it this far.

I'd also like to offer all those writers who didn't make it through a big hug. I know what it feels like to be there, but you should all be proud of yourselves and keep writing!


  1. Once again massive congratulations, Rachel. Keeping everything crossed for you. How long will you have to wait? Caroline xx

  2. I always knew you'd do it in the end. Well done!

  3. No idea Caroline, but so pleased to have got this far! Thanks Judith!

  4. A great chapter Rachael and I am so rooting for you!! Congratulations! xo