Hello, fellow author,
Sounds like you've "made it" in the world of writing. Where we all aspire to be. I have two novels published, but I'm such a novice, I have no idea what I'm doing. Promoting myself and my books is hard work, and I'm completely in the dark. Agents are hard to get. It's like I have to be on the best seller list before I can get one interested.
Congrats on winning that contest ... Years ago I came second in what was grandly called The World One-Day Novel Writing Cup ... it was just 30-odd scribblers frantically trying to write a novel over 24 hours in the Groucho Club, Soho, London. But the 20,000 words I wrote then became the basis of a book that got translated into half-a-dozen languages and made into a movie - a terrible German movie that no one ever saw, but even so ... Hope your win proves even more fortunate for you ... well, you did come first, after all, which I never did!
HI thanks for inviting me to join as a friend. Brilliant news about your win, I will look forward to reading about it though whether it will cross the atlantic we shall have to wait and see. I imagine your filmmaking and screenwriting mean that you think visually which is really useful for the genre.