What I need most is time. I work as part time as I dare and write in the moments that I can. This means my novels take years to complete (‘The Ink Bridge’ took 9 years from inception to publication). It also mean that my writing can, at times, feel episodic. I am currently working on a novel set in Melbourne and this work would greatly benefit from more contiguous time spent on it. Funding would help with this. I would be able to eat and write. This would be good.