Eila Jameson-Avey

stories about diversity.

Lane Cove Literary Awards 2021

Impatience, my husband tells me, is one of my worst faults. Unfortunately for him, I’ve had to wait close to a month to share the news that I won First Prize in the Lane Cove Literary Award for memoir.

Hearing of the news was cliche. Yes, I went weak at the knees, my head swam, and my mouth disconnected from my brain. I barely recall saying ‘now I’ll need to have a lie-down!’ To which the response was ‘more like a glass of champagne to celebrate.’ Of course, that’s what I meant.

To be acknowledged by experienced readers and writers as the best is an honour and a responsibility. Now when I write, not only must I consider the content, the words I choose and the ideology I’m projecting, but also the audience.

A glass of champagne will be had, again. With each tiny bubble, those concerns disperse into the ether. And then, I’ll move on to the next project and wait with bated breath for recognition.

Thank you, Lane Cove Library, for holding the Literary Award. I’ve entered works on several occasions and knowing my work will be read improves my writing every time. For those of you who are on the writing journey—which never ceases—discovering your style, your niche, yourself, don’t give up. The only thing that improves your writing is to write (and read) a lot.

Congratulations to my fellow winners, who I’m sure, are also enjoying a celebratory drink

3 comments on “Lane Cove Literary Awards 2021

  1. Eila Jameson-Avey
    December 1, 2021

    Well done to you, enjoy the champagne it is well deserved. X

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Trina Diamond
    December 1, 2021

    Fabulous news . Congratulations and do well deserved. 🎉🎉🎉❤️❤️❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  3. mvwnsw
    December 1, 2021

    Congratulations Eila. Time to celebrate!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Cristian Mihai

builds stuff


Smile! You’re at the best WordPress.com site ever

Emily Abigail Johnston

On writing for well being.


The Hub for Just Kids' Lit


Children's Books Reviewed

Aerogramme Writers' Studio

Books and Writing | News and Resources

Mudgee Valley Writers FAW

Since 1986, we still WRITE ON!

Blissful Scribbles

Musings through the journey of writing my first novel

J. A. Allen

Scribbles on Cocktail Napkins

unbolt me

the literary asylum

Blogging Meetup

Where Community Connects Bloggers

Words: A Steamy Love Affair

Find a Sexy Thesaurus here, along with other writing tips from self-published romance author Laurel Clarke

The Writers' Block

Where the only distractions are the trees.

%d bloggers like this: