Well, here we are firmly in autumn and, while thoughts turn to darker nights and shops start to stock Christmas goodies, many of you are probably just/still recovering from the hard work of getting your competition entries in before the deadline.
The competition is now closed and my work here is done. All that is left is for me to say a massive thank you to everyone who got involved, either through attending the workshops and mentoring or through submitting to the competition. This new Crossing the Tees project has been a massive success, thanks to all of you. It has been wonderful to meet so many talented local writers and help you on your writing journeys. Hopefully many of you will be inspired to keep writing in the future and I will see you again, perhaps during the 2018 Crossing the Tees, which is in the planning stages already.
We hope to be able to announce the shortlist some time in November so do watch out for that thrilling little list!
I wish you all the very best with both your entries and your writing.