Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hey Y'all!

So, it's been a bit since I've posted last.  Yeah, I haven't forgotten the blog.  I just had a bad period of not really being able to write much.  Now I'm doing much better.

First off!

Well, Writer's Digest magazine is having a writer's contest where you write a story under 1,500 words.  I've got two stories ready, one almost, and two brewing in my head.  I'll send all five at the end of this month, and then it's for them to judge!  Once the contest is over, I plan on posting all my stories here.  Naturally, the rules say that the stories have to be formerly unpublished, and so I'm not even going to put them up here yet.  But they'll be up.  Why don't you compete against me?  writersdigest.com will accept stories ($20 entry fee per story) postmarked November 15 and earlier.  Hurry up, y'all!

Also, on the fifteenth on this month Blizzard's fan fiction contest will stop taking entries, so I've got to hurry about that.  It takes stories 2,500 to 7,500 words long, and each story has to be based in any of Blizzard's three universes: Starcraft, Warcraft, or Diablo.  I've got a story in the Starcraft realm, which I'll also put up after this contest is decided.  I'm not entirely pleased with it, but I still like the idea and want to share it, though I'm uncertain of my chances.  Since Blizzard's writing contests appear to take place every year about this time, I'm going to write up the better story idea I have in my head and submit it next year.  That brings me to--

NaNoWriMo!  This is the contest that nanowrimo.com has every year during the month of November.  It's the National Novel Writing Month!  This isn't really a contest because it has no prizes, but what it does do is challenge everyone to write 50,000 words during the month of November.  This isn't anywhere near as hard as it looks.  Any decent size paragraph you write will be about 100 words, and 500 paragraphs won't take forever. I'll work on my Mega Man fanfictions as well, but during this time I'll also start on my next year's Blizzard contest entry.

So what does that mean for this blog?  Well, for right now I've got some stuff to work on.  I'm going to be reviewing Mega Man 10's music, definitely.  I'm going to listen to the music some more before I do, but it'll be up eventually.  I may also come up with a progressive list of Mega Man robot master songs listed from worst to best.  Either that or my least to most favorite.  Yes, there's a difference.

Also, I'm going to review the Pixar movies.  I've started on that blog already, and it'll be up.  That may not be so interesting to you, but I'm going to rant about it anyway.

What I really want to do on this blog is make it more friendly for fellow writers, and so I'll be taking whatever writing topic I happen to be thinking about at the time.  Expect one on downing word count soon.

So yeah, I'm not dead.  I'll be writin'.

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