Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Posted and Dubai Bound

This has been one amazing week and much of it I couldn't post about until now. First August Rock has been sent guaranteed post (because of the strike on Friday) to the Daily Mail First Novel Competition. I am pleased that I met my target. I know in my heart that it's not the standard of a winner because I didn't have the time to do the fine tuning but I did rewrite it in time so I'm pleased especially when you read what I have to say below.

If you remember my dd made her first Communion just over two weeks ago. Her God mother came. Her husband used to be my dh's boss a number of years ago. Well he left the company my dh works for four years ago. He has just been appointed Chairman of the Board of a new start up company based in Dubai. You can see where this is leading I'm sure........sleepless nights, huge heart wrenching decisions...........

Yesterday dh handed in his resignation. He has been with his current company for almost 27 years. It was a decision that was not taken lightly. It will affect so much in our lives. Yes, mine too for I was the global coordinator for their Spouses Association and feel so tied to the organization. My friends will remain but that sense of belonging to something will be lost. So there is much sadness in the joy and excitement.

The kids are thrilled as Dubai is still close in their minds. I'm happy as I still have friends their. I'm sad that the kids will not rediscover their American halves. That will have to wait for another time. My Dh is happy to have an exciting new opportunity but this time unlike past moves he too will be the new kid on the block!

So now to redirect the movers and everything else as we head east instead of west.

18 comments:

Rowan Coleman said...

Good Luck Liz - and you are bound to be in with a chance to win that comp. I won the Company Magazine Young Writer of the year competiton back in 2000 and it changed my life. Am keeping my fingers crossed for you!

NoviceNovelist said...

Wow Liz, that is phenomenal news - what a mega decision. Well done for finishing your novel with all that going on - that's incredible!!!

I have just finished mine about 10mins ago. Can't believe I've done it. Like you I know it's not as polished as it will be with a bit more work-but it's finished.

Champagne for us!!!!

liz fenwick said...

Rowan, is that how you broke through? I'm just pleased that I submitted something with all the upheaval lately :-)

Raising a glass of bubbly to you you Isabella. Pop it into the post quick!

Biddy said...

Good luck Liz!! Blimey I can't believe you finished the book with all that swirling round you.

Are we still lifting glasses of wine this weekend?

liz fenwick said...

Heavens, yes, Biddy many glasses will be raised!

A. Writer said...

Good Luck Liz! I was going to enter that competition but in the end my wobbles stopped me from having my WIP ready in time.

Best of luck!

liz fenwick said...

A. Writer it's a shame the wobbles hit. For the contests I feel you have nothing to lose and everything to possibly gain.....so next time put the wobbles in their place:-)

Jen said...

You really deserve to win... we will all come to a big party in Dubai when you do!!

X

liz fenwick said...

i am deserve by managing to send it off with everything going around but it will be down to the quality of the writing and the story and I know in my heart it could be much better......and will be when rewrite 6 begins after the pack when I am enjoying our permanent home in Cornwall!

Lucy Diamond said...

Wow Liz - what a turnaround! I'm amazed you sound so calm about Dubai, but glad you and your family are all happy with the decision.

Brilliant that you got your competition entry in too - you are so focussed. Well done. What a time you're having!

Kate.Kingsley said...

WOW, Liz ~ advances all round! Best of luck in the DM competition, and BIG news on the move ~ I hope it all goes smoothly for you,

Kate K

Nell Dixon said...

Hey, Liz your life is never dull! Glad you made the deadline and big hugs on the move.

JJ said...

Liz, I am so glad for you. You sound very, very happy and excited about the new direction. Well done on the novel too.
JJx

liz fenwick said...

thanks JJ :-)

Judy Merrill Larsen said...

Wow, Liz, how exciting (and nerve-wracking) for you on all counts--the MS off to the contest and your family off to new horizons! I look forward to vicariously sharing the journey with you.

CTaylor said...

Good luck with the comp Liz (and novicenovelist)! And congrats on your news Liz. It sounds very exciting.

Caroline said...

Wow! Good luck and happy thoughts x

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Well done, well done, well done! And good luck - for the comp and for the move.