If I am being honest, I am still pinching myself and will be for quite a while.
One of the guest speakers is one of my favourite writers, Christopher Fowler. Also invited to speak will be the awesome Cathi Unsworth, whose new novel, Weirdo, I am currently reading - it's fabulous and some of the themes feel so very familiar.
I have long resisted creative writing courses, but I think this one will be different. It is a professional, intensive course.
As someone who enjoys nothing more than working in my little corner on my own, this will be a challenge - and I haven't spoken in public since I gave up teaching yeeeears ago!
This is perfect timing as I am leaving for Dorset tomorrow. During the week-long course, I will be working on what I hope will be my third book, The Right Place, inspired by St Catherine's chapel in Abbotsbury and PJ Harvey's song The Wind. I will be doing some research and I will be taking yet more pictures that I will bring with me to the course for inspiration.
My intention is to keep a diary of the course here on my blog, with thoughts and comments.
I am very very excited.