As if I won’t be busy enough this year with my personal short story writing challenge, I have also set myself a personal challenge to enter four short story writing competitions in 2014.
Crazy! But there’s a method to the madness.
For many years I have jotted down the details of various writing competitions and, in well-meaning fashion, committed them to my diary so that I won’t forget to enter.
The only problem with this approach is forgetting to write the actual story!
So while this year I have, once again, committed various dates to my diary, the difference is I am now actively working towards these deadlines.
And it’s a mixed bag of literary, fantasy and crime – there’s nothing like genre hopping to keep you on your toes.
I have already finished my first entry, a fantasy tale – For Fear of Little Men – but I’m unable to share it for now due to the entry guidelines, at least until I find out how I fare. But I can tell you it’s full of very bad faeries. The good news is my volunteer readers love it, so I am submitting it this week.
Bon voyage little story! I hope you make a great first impression. And if you don’t, well, you might just end up as part of my short story anthology.
I’ll let you know how I go.