The downside of having had a really awesome weekend working on the next novel is stumbling back to my blog with just enough brain power to type ME GOOD HAPPY WRITE NOVEL before opening another beer. Which, as downsides go, isn’t so bad. ME GOOD HAPPY WRITE NOVEL trumps all downsides.
Besides the new novel, I’ve been working on a few other things. One of them is pretty exciting, and I wanted to share.
Every week through October, I’ll be teaming up with the crew at the Yeah Write Speakeasy during their spooky-themed fiction and poetry competition. I hopped on board the Yeah Write train in the spring, and I’ve had a fantastic time with them. They’ve built a supportive and friendly community that makes the competition itself secondary to being a part of it all.
This months’ theme is tales of the Strange, the Supernatural, and the Unexplained, and each week’s winner is going to win a copy of Broken Magic!
Here’s how it works: Every week, there’s a photo prompt. Working from the prompt, you write the best supernaturally themed fiction or poetry you can fit into 1,000 words or less. Post it on your blog, drop one of the badges (which is just an image with a link back to the Yeah Write page) into the bottom of your post, and submit your post here. Submissions are due by Thursday at midnight. Spend Thursday checking out the other posts and voting on the ones you like best, and on Friday, a winner will be announced! Simple, right? There’s even an FAQ if I’ve done a terrible job explaining.
We’ll be doing this once a week for the rest of the month with a different photo prompt every week. I’ll also be posting every Tuesday to kick the competition off. This week, I discuss what Broken Magic taught me about writing fantasy.
If you’ve got a site and you love to write fiction or poetry, think about joining me this month. It’s a good time, and it’s a great way to find new readers and make some excellent friends. Meanwhile, I’m back to the novel. It’s the only thing keeping me from obsessing about Broken Magic. Okay, the only thing keeping me from obsessing constantly.