I have inserted a new tab called The Gift, which is my first novel in progress. Here you can read a summary of the story. The Gift started life as a 4,000 word short story for my final OU assignment, but I always wanted to make it into a longer story. Although finished, I am editing, editing and editing, which I am not enjoying! At the moment it stands at 58,000 words, which I feel may be a little on the light side. Two friends (thank you Fran and Tanya) have kindly read it through and I am incorporating their comments. On the 31st July I took the plunge and sent the first 6,000 words off to a debut novel competition so we will see what happens. In the meantime I will explore other publishing options.