2012 is going to be a good year. In twelve months time, I will look back (with satisfaction) on the year that my youngest child went off to big school, the year I (hopefully) finished my degree, the year I worked in a totally new industry and most importantly, the year that I wrote like no one was reading.
I plan to write a lot, this year. I’m not going to mince words.
At the end of November last year, I felt drained. Completely devoid of creative gumption. And I didn’t even finish NaNoWriMo! I felt that way because I had put expectations on myself that weren’t realistic and I never gave myself credit for the things I did finish. I lost that shiny-happy-glowy feeling I got when I put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. I forgot how it felt to be totally in the zone and to emerge from a story and wonder where the day/night went. I shushed the roary-shouty thing inside me that insisted I write, and eventually, it became a small, meek and rather ineffectual thing that didn’t mind too much that I didn’t want to play anymore.
I was restless but didn’t know what to do or how to fix it. The words just weren’t ready to come out yet.
And then my writer/editor/publisher fairy god-bestie, told me about the Write Anything Form & Genre Challenge 2012. To say I was excited, is a cop out. I was freaking pumped! I took one good look at the challenge schedule and knew this was exactly what I had been needing to boot me out of my funk and get words on paper again.
This Sunday, the 12th February is the submission date for the first challenge – a 1500 word short story in 3rd person narrator (open genre). The submission involves posting your stories on your blog (with the FGC# in the title) and linking on the Write Anything blog, to enter. If you’re looking for something to help prompt you, or you want to write with a bunch of like-minded (seriously nice) people, take a squiz at the challenge and have a crack at it.
Tune in every Sunday for another installment of Laura’s Big Write Fest 2012 as she writes like nobody is reading!