Meredith Grant is an emerging Regional Victorian writer. She has been shortlisted for the Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Lit. Awards for Prose, runner-up for the FAW Qld. Soapbox Article competition and most recently been awarded runner-up in the Writers Victoria Regional Members Writing Competition. She has also contributed to on-line Journals and had articles and personal memoirs published on-line. She studied Professional Writing and Editing at Ballarat University and has a strong focus on writing non-fiction. Her goal is to become a freelance writer where her contributions will cover her experience and knowledge on topics that sit close to her heart, including Australia's homeless epidemic, teenage depression and Australian adoption matters. She is currently working on her full length memoir she hopes to have published, until then her short memoir works are being submitted to various opportunities and competitions which she hopes will help raise her writing profile.
Well, would it really surprise you if I were to admit I didn't quite make the mark with my word count for NaNoWritMo 2012? 'No!' Did I hear you say? Umff! Perhaps I didn't make the 50,000 words as a collective story, however I did - without making excuses - achieve 12,000 words across several peices of work which now have become my stepping stones for submissions to a number of anthologies and competitions for 2013...so not all was entirely lost, was it now? in fact I believe NaNoWritMo has been a very inspirational mechanism in getting the keystokes hammering, the grey matter thinking and the ability to pull together some writing that has been an ambition for some time now.
Time now to polish and submit without too much procrastination.