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Flat out July

on August 2, 2017



After four years of hard work I submitted my novel and thesis to the University of South Wales on Friday 28 July. This is in partial fulfilment of a PhD in creative writing.  The next hurdle is the viva but in the meantime I’m savouring the feeling of being unencumbered with studies. But the writing does not stop here. I’m going through my novel with edits to try to secure a publisher for The String Games and a collection of flash fiction is currently with the editor of Bridge House Publishing and will be released later this year.

Looks like it will be flat out August as well!


7 responses to “Flat out July

  1. MarinaSofia says:

    Goodness, a novel AND a thesis! That is some stringent requirement! Well done, what a huge relief it must be to get it all in! Good luck with the viva and all your next plans…

  2. gailaldwin says:

    Fortunately the thesis for a PhD in creative writing is a maximum of 40,000 words, so slightly more manageable alongside a novel. Thanks for commenting, Marina!

  3. Very well done, Gail. If the only criteria was hard work then your success would be guaranteed. All the best for the next leg.

  4. gailaldwin says:

    Thank you, Pauline!

  5. sarahbarr1 says:

    Well done, Gail. I like the title of your novel. Good luck with the viva!

  6. gailaldwin says:

    Thank you, Sarah!

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