The tree and the river. Go!
Aww, man! I just did a story!
OK, fine, I’ll do another. Let’s see what I can come up with.
Before I get going, the photo above is from http://marilil.wordpress.com/2011/03/02/discovering-the-wonders-of-palawan/ — I didn’t want to enter it into the Source section of the post since the story is not from there, but that’s where I got the picture of the tree over the river.
OK, story time again.
Wallace was ready.
It may be time to bring back the writing challenge soon. I did one day of it back in January and then stopped, but I’m starting to get that itch again.
It’s been a while.
A couple days ago I posted that the date for the finalist announcement in the writing competition had come and gone, and I had not heard anything, so I figured that I didn’t make it.
Today, it was confirmed. The finalists were announced, and I didn’t make the cut.
Well, looks like this will be the final update on the writing competition that I entered back at the beginning of the year.
Yesterday was the day they said that finalists would be announced, and I haven’t heard anything.
I may still eventually finish the tale that I started and submitted as my entry (which is here). I got some decent feedback on it, and I won’t be tied to a certain theme or length like I would have if I had been selected.
Of course, it won’t win me the $1,000 grand prize either, but you can’t have it all.
Well, since not a single person clicked “read more” on day 1 of the writing challenge a few days ago, I’m calling it off.
There’s no point in writing if nobody wants to read it.
30 Day Writing Challenge - Day 1: Re-write a classic fairy tale
[I don’t know how long ago it was that Denise mentioned wanting someone to write a story about what happened after the Beast from Beauty and the Beast became human again. I’ve kicked around ideas from time to time, and finally decided to put one down for today’s challenge. It’s not exactly a re-write, but it’s close enough.
Since there is some disagreement on whether the Beast is named Adam or not, I’m going to call him Barry. Hey, when YOU write the story, you can call him what YOU want.]
I was followed by someone tonight who is in the midst of a few 30 day challenges, and I think it’s high time I do another one. Or two. Probably two. Not three, though, because the other they are doing is a photography challenge, and I rarely leave the house these days.
First is a 30 day writing challenge, because I want to write more (about things other than politics). I may start doing these more regularly than I have (I think I’ve done two   since I’ve been on tumblr), since there are a lot out there.
As is always the case with challenges, I don’t commit to doing it for 30 days in a row. It may take me 30 days, it may take me 100. I don’t tend to force these things.
The second challenge is a drawing challenge. I stink at drawing, but it might be fun. So below the cut are the lists for these two challenges, which I snagged from ohsopedestrian.
Originally, the deadline to enter was January 6th, and I was supposed to know by the end of this month if I’d been selected to participate in the competition.
But now the entry deadline has been pushed back to February 3rd, and I probably won’t know if I’ve been selected or not until the end of February.
So if you’re waiting for more of that story, the wait will be a bit longer. Since the competition involves writing around a certain theme every week meaning that I would have to let that theme dictate how I tell the story (and, ultimately, what direction the story takes), I can’t pre-write it.
I just wanted to update everyone since a few of you expressed interest in reading more about Thomas. It’s going to be a while before that story goes anywhere.