Winning the Finch Prize has changed the way I think about sharing my writing.
The process of writing can make something complex and beautiful out of experiences, ideas, and images that may be painful, overwhelming or seemingly banal. The magic is in this transformation, and working with this magic is almost always a solitary endeavour. There is a sense of containment in the creative process.
Receiving the Finch prize feels like a validation of the writing process I so love. It has made me want to share more of what I write and the path I follow to get to the finished work. I am grateful for this.