Wednesday, September 26, 2012

What Was I Thinking?

There are times when it's so easy to get ahead of yourself.  I like to think of myself as the kind of gal who embraces whatever life throws at me.  Seeing opportunities instead of impediments and that kind of thing.  But there comes a time when you have to slow down and realise that saying no is actually the smart thing to do.

And so it goes with my entry to the SYTYCW competition.

I have enjoyed the rollercoaster ride of New Voices for the last few years and although I had (sensibly) decided not to enter, once I laid eyes on that website with its oh so tempting calendar, something inside started jumping up and down and squealing for all it was worth.  I find all writing competitions exciting and it was this overwhelming excitement that made me think entering was a good idea.

Damn you, excitement!

But I've had a few days to think about it and I have reverted to my original decision.  No comp for me this year.  I'm targetted slush piles instead.  So this will be me:

Meditating while I finish my ms and revise and edit and proof and polish.  And then when its ready, I'll unleash the squealing jumping fruitcake :)

In the meantime I will read all the entries and learn from them.  Good luck to all the entrants :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

OCD = Obsessive Competition Disorder

I said I wouldn't do it.

I hadn't planned on it. 

In fact I had planned NOT to do it.

But I just can't help myself.  And now I'm doing the mad rush to finish and polish my ms to submit for the So You Think You Can Write (SYTYCW) competition.

Hence my lack of posts.  Well it's not the only reason I haven't been posting.  I mean the mad passionate affair with Gerard Butler has taken up a little of my time but he's almost impossible to say no to.......... and then I woke up :)

I had a good heart to heart with Sandy and she slapped me around a bit and told me to go for it, so I am.  She's hard to argue with too, y'know.

Sandy mid-motivation speech

Wish me luck!