there is a place called the Varuna House in the Blue Mountains, which offers a program of fellowships for writers. These are basically 3 week retreats for uninterrupted writing – they provide a bedroom and workspace and meals and all you have to do is write. They are pretty competitive to win, and apparently publishers keep an eye on the writers who go there, so it’s a pretty amazing thing to get awarded a fellowship.
Now that I’ve talked it up, can you guess what I’m about to say?
I WON ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I sent them part of the piece i wrote for my thesis and…I won a Varuna Fellowship.
So I may have a book out one day soon after all… 🙂