Well, amazingly, yesterday I found out that I’d won the Creative Writing Ink short story competition for October.
And both stories feature buses! (The Creative Writing Ink story actually features more of a ‘coach’ but the title is ‘The School Bus Driver’s Daughter’).
I’ve obviously got some kind of weird, latent, bus fetish!
Creative Writing Ink is an Eire-based writing website and they run a free-to-enter monthly writing competition, which closes on the last day of each month (you can send a short story or poetry). My prize is an on-line writing course and I’m still debating which one to take.
I was feeling a bit ‘showy-offy’ when I started to write this post. I almost deleted half of it but then I thought – NO, there are not many successes to shout about – at least not in this writer’s life 😦 so I am going to celebrate! Put it this way, there are 29 other competitions that I’ve entered this year where I’ve come completely NOWHERE.
And while we’re on the subject of success, I had an acceptance from Woman’s Weekly today for a story that they’d asked me to tweak. Hurrah.
Phew, that’s it. The bragging is over and there probably won’t be anything else to brag about now for some time. That’s how it goes with writing, I find. Nothing,.. nothing.. nothing.. then it comes all comes in a rush. Just like buses…
How are all you NaNo writers getting on? I am plodding away but I am still going. I’ve written less than 10,000 words but I am not panicking. The main thing is, I have a reasonable start to something not completely stupid. And on November 30th I’m going to a writing day, when I will get to read the first 2000 words for an in-depth critique from other writers.
Eek – that’s an incentive to make it as good as I can!