Friday, 24 June 2011

Working Weekend & Writing Comp

In the spirit of biting off more than I can chew, I have decided to enter a little council short story writing competition.

The catch is that I have less than a month to write roughly 25,000 and put them together in a way that not only makes sense but is good enough to win. It’s a bit of a pipe dream at the moment because I have serious doubts about being able to complete it on time.
So, to keep me motivated, I’ve added a little word count calculator to my blog and worked out that if I can write 1000 words a day, I should be finished in time. What am I writing about? Well, the competition scope is very broad but lately I’ve been inspired by this pic that I have been using as my profile so maybe something about fairies or water sprites.

If I don’t win, maybe I will post the whole story on my blog…although if I don’t win it might not be something anyone wants to read. 

To top it all off a friend from work has asked me to read and edit his fantasy novel. Which might be a good thing because if I'm reading I don't have to write and if I'm not writing I won't be tempted to check my blog every 5 minutes. I think I've developed scrollingfingeritis.

It's gonna be a heck of a busy weekend. TGIF!


  1. Good luck, it can be difficult to write on such a tight deadline! I wish you lots of inspiration.

    Bonnie @ HandsAndHome

  2. Thanks Bonnie. I have my doubts about the deadline too. Will keep you updated.
    Have a great weekend.


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