Congratulations to all the Shore Scripts quarter finalists. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to say it, but I've been wrestling with the bitch who lives in my head who is hugely jealous not to be among you.
I want to celebrate your success. I do, you all completely deserve it.
But I can't help being absolutely fucking gutted. I've shut up the jealous bitch voice in my head but I'm having more trouble with the one who keeps telling me to give up because I'm fucking useless. And fat (which has nothing to do with writing, but she never misses an opportunity to say something nasty about me).
Give up, she says. Like I fucking could!
So anyway - if anyone else out there is feeling like me - it'll pass and you'll carry on. Just like I will. And you're not a bad person for feeling jealous, because like me you really ARE pleased for those who got through and you know that, if you had, you'd be posting about it on social media too. Gird your loins, put on a brave face and before you know it, you won't just be pretending to feel better - you WILL feel better.