Well, happy New Year, of course. The world hasn’t ended, although perhaps it is meant to at the end of the year. (Typical fantastical prophesies, eh, always vague about the details. See upcoming blog post all about them). Hopefully you have recovered from your hangover, and haven’t yet broken any resolutions.
A Good Start
I’ve had some good news. Recently I was shortlisted for the Milton Keynes Speakeasy Writer’s Group Short Story Competition (a phrase so long, I had to stop for an oxygen tank in the middle of telling people the good news). This was only the 3rd competition I had entered, and so I was very happy to have gotten that far. Then, on the 29th, I received an email saying that my short story, Where the Wild Things War has been highly commended in the competition, which essentially means I was fourth.
You can read the full announcement of all the winners here: http://www.mkweb.co.uk/speakeasy/displayarticle.asp?ID=83996
Where the Wild Things War should be published on the website soon, so when it is I’ll post the link so you can all check it out. Once I’ve seen the three winning entries, I’ll post my thoughts on why Where the Wild Things War lost out to them. In the mean time, here’s a little preview.
What do you think? Hopefully it whetted your appetite, and you’ll be eagerly checking back for the rest of the story.
Happy New Year
Here’s to a lot of writing success, whether that’s publication, competition wins, financial benefits, or just being able to complete one short story before starting the next one.