Sunday, 10 May 2009

I got a Grant!


Yay! I went grant application mad and applied everywhere. One came up trumps. Money for a trip to Annaghmakkerig and some tickets for writing events but mostly money for time to write. And I will. Oh the bliss.

19 comments:

Susan said...

Great news! Congratulations! Now I'm rubbing your blog for luck, because I'm about to put in an application myself for a residency that I would love just too, too much; if I get it I might burst from joy. If I don't I'll cry.

Typical.

Anyhow, enjoy your writing and traveling and more writing!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Congratulations, good to know that occasionally the system works and money trickles down to actual real life aspiring writers.

Niamh B said...

Brilliant News !!!! Well done.

BarbaraS said...

Hooray! Well done you - that's the ould perseverance you see.

Emerging Writer said...

Thanks everyone. I'm still in shock

Yummy Mammy said...

Nice one, well done you. Think I need to keep doing the lotto :-)

ona said...

well done and very well deserved!!

Beth said...

Congratulations! That's fantastic news!

Ann said...

Long time reader - first time poster. Well done to you! Delighted your efforts have paid off.

Who did you apply to for the grant? Annaghmakkerig looks so lovely. I have regular daydreams about going there to write.

Karen said...

Ooh, that's brilliant news - congratulations :o))

Gerard Cunningham said...

Mazel tov!

clevercelt [MJM] said...

congrats.. shock or not you deserve it IMHO, and I agree with everyone else it's nice to see money flowing in the correct direction for a change. Grant applications - IMHO the only form of writing that blocks almost every writer I know... there should be awards just for finishing those applications.

P Nolan said...

Well done! When's the grant-application workshop happening then? ;-)

Medbh said...

Fabulous!
Well done!

Emerging Writer said...

Thanks everyone for your comments and particularly welcome to new commenters/readers. There is a big element of lottery with grant applications, that's for sure. I applied to my local co co. I love AMK and aim to go there two separate weeks a year for creative re-energising. It's a very special place.

Sandra said...

This is *such* great news. I won't say I'm not envious because I am. After last years slew of rejections I thought I'd never bother again!

But I'm SO glad you got one!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

That's fab - the TGC is such a treat, isn't it? Enjoy!

Eimear said...

Fantastic. Major congrats! You're inspiring me to apply for a Travel & Training Award ...

Niamh Griffin said...

Bit late with my congratulations but Well Done! That's really exciting, hope you get time to do some great work :)