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#1464

And I’m in the Novella contest too, but the number of words doesn’t come easily to me. Except when I get started on a chapter, it tends to flow better than expected.
It’s the thinking about that many words [especially this last leg!] that’s daunting for a ‘butterfly’ brain accustomed to ‘flashers’ and ‘shorties’.


#1465

Ah, yes, I remember seeing your comment there :relaxed: I can write a lot when inspiration strikes, but in the dry periods, it’s hard. An issue I have now is that I have a lot of later chapters written, but I have to fill in all the chapters in between. They are important chapters, but I just haven’t written them yet.
And yes, I agree entirely! 500 words or a few thousand is all my attention span can handle, really.


#1466

It’s the flash fiction writing mindset right? I know when I switched to flash fiction, it was hard to even get back into normal length short fiction.

And knowing that 25,000 words of novella makes for a much longer Graphic Novel (which is my eventual goal) is making me really rethink my structure.


#1467

Where can I find all these contests people are mentioning?


#1468

This is the Open Novella one, Elivia -

https://www.wattpad.com/668941364-open-novella-contest-ii-welcome

But you needed to be through the first phase by end January and accepted, through second by 26th Feb [being judged now] and last by 26th March for final judging.

Think another just closed - Horrible Holidays but another opened - Murder Mysteries
Keep an eye on this site - https://www.wattpad.com/user/The_Bookshop
Contests are coming up there all the time.

It’d be nice if these links would be shared when anyone sees a new contest begin.


#1469

Thank you for the links! Yeah, it would be nice. #spreadthecontests


#1470

It’s a real struggle xD

Which prompt did you choose?


#1471

Tarot :blush: I debated between several prompts, but eventually settled on that one and it seems to have been the right choice.


#1472

That would be awesome to have down the road. I just started writing stuff about a year ago and my wording reflects that. I still write though because it’s fun.

I heard about this site when I was researching beta readers. Come to find out through the forums that it’s just as hard to get those here as it is an audience.


#1473

Thanks for the welcome! I’ll try to against my usual antisocial behavior and post more.


#1474

It’s never easy. Me? I just write and don’t care.


#1475

https://www.wattpad.com/693883958-smackdown-back-to-our-roots-back-to-our-roots

I saw this a week ago. I don’t know if you’d be interested.


#1476

I write for my wife and stepdaughter. I’m not looking to get popular on here. Getting good criticism was all I wanted from the start.


#1477

I hope you’ve managed to get some.


#1478

Ha! That seems intense, at least from how the description is written. I’ll keep this one filed away to look at later, thanks!


#1479

I had the same thought. I’m not ready for that kind of thing but it looks like it would be fun to try down the road.


#1480

The 500 word weekend-write-in prompt for Mar 01 2019 is now available:

[The 500 Word Weekend Write-In]

500 words, with a new prompt every Friday. Everybody is welcome!


#1481

Hey, you’re Round 1 winner! Congratulations on your win! :blush:


#1482

Thank you :blush::heart: I was very clueless about that . . . I didn’t know until a friend told me haha!


#1483

You’re welcome! :smile: How’s writing going?