So its the big day where all across the world writers and frantically typing away at the beginnings of their novel. 50K in 30 days, easy peasy. Ok I jest, so not easy let alone peasy.
So with me getting back to writing and everything I’m doing something ridiculously brave. I’ve entered a piece of flash fiction into a competition. I must be mad to think that a thing I wrote might beat probably hundreds if not thousands of entries but if I don’t grab these opportunities now, will I ever.
So I hope you had fun with the last challenge and are raring to go with this next one. I realise that some of you will be taking part in NaNoWriMo this month but maybe you need a break. Or maybe this image will help inspire your opening sequence.
OK so Its a few days before NaNoWriMo starts. I’m not organised, don’t have plan and thats ok as, this close to the start of November I never feel ready. One thing I do know however is I plan on being a Nano Rebel and writing several short stories to reach the magic 50K number of words instead of a complete novel. This means I need some ideas for stories, at least 5 x 10K horror stories.
With the launch of this new site I wanted to give new subscribers the opportunity to read some of my work but the new site is very bare of stories. I could have copied over my old stories but to be honest that seemed a bit too much work. So I had the thought that I’d create a wee book of stories from old work. The bulk of this work was published in 2014 for Sirens Call eZine, an online horror magazine.
I have not written anything substantial for around 12months. I have dabbled with short horror flash fiction but basically the past year has been filled with a drought of inspiration. Many things contributed to this, life, lack of mojo, and general laziness. But I think the rot set in during NaNoWriMo 2015.