November is my favorite month, it is the month I turn eighteen every year. Now it is going, and then agents will be flooded with nanowrimo stuff. And I can imagine what good moods they will be in. I didn’t do the nanowrimo thing. I was tempted, instead I decided to do the short story contest stuff. So I wrote and am writing some short stories to send to different places. I enjoyed it, at first I was doubtful. I seem to have too much to say. But I am really enjoying it. I wrote a humorous story about a desi boy and his crazy family because I had fun writing ‘Parents Just Don’t Understand’ for Dawn, in fact it was so much fun I am going to turn it into a novel.
I also wrote a sad ghost story, which I had so much fun with that I am going to use the idea for another novel. It is kind of like the Time Traveler’s Wife crossed with Ghost.
Here are some links to short story contests that I hope some of you find useful:
http://www.inktears.com/Inktears/WritersNewWriters2012.html the last date for this is November 30th and you can write any theme/genre
http://www.commonwealthwriters.org/prizes/commonwealth-short-story-prize/entry-rules/ the last date for this is December 4th you can write any genre but you must live in a Commonwealth Country
And here is a place that has a list of other places you can check out:
http://www.christopherfielden.com/short-story-tips-and-writing-advice/short-story-competitions.php I love people like this, they make life so much easier. Thank you Christopher Fielden.
I love creepy, haunting stories (think Edgar Allan Poe) so the other short stories I am writing are creepy and haunting(no zombies!). The ideas creep me out at night. Of course so does the Walking Dead, but some things are just so addictive.
I hope I can get the two other stories done on time, last week and today are really busy. And then I also have to have regular vocal cord exercises to get that opera singer job or be cast as the next Hulk, so I need to take time off to yell at the offspring. They begin to feel deprived if I don’t.
I also hope to send out more queries for ‘Miscegenation’ but it takes a lot of time going through those agent websites and then writing out new queries. Especially when I am so busy hollering at the kids and planning tea parties with Kate. You know Kate? The one who married the Prince?
What are you busy with these days?
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The lady who got me super-interested in blogging seems to have dropped off the radar. I used to enjoy reading about and seeing photos of her “food travels” around Cape Town South Africa. How do I (we) inspire her again? Well, I thought of asking some inspirational bloggers for help – bloggers who are active and inspire me.
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If you get a moment, please pop in and visit Amy’s blog “Miss Jones and the Elusive Food Orgasm”: if you see something you like then kindly let Amy know.
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Ooh –I loved the Time Traveler’s Wife and Ghost. That sounds like an awesome mash-up for a novel! 🙂
Thanks for visiting, I know how busy you are these days! I just hope some agent thinks it is awesome 🙂
Here’s hoping with ya!
Sounds like you have been busy writing! I am busy trying not to get overly anxious that I haven’t heard back from my agent in a long time…I’ll probably end up blogging about it – hopefully I wont put anything in there that might make her not want to be my agent anymore. That is, if she still wants to be anyway.
Ugh! That must be driving you crazy! I hope you hear from her soon! Till then indulge in lots of chocolate, it makes everything better