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Another Group #40 here, and I was bummed by Historical Fiction when I got it. I spent the first day going down an American Civil War path that I wasn't keen on but couldn't think of anything else. I woke up the second day determined to either find a way to feel it or find something else, and I found something else. What I came up with is low hanging fruit for anyone in my group, but I think I made it my own and made it stand out in case anyone else decided to write about the same thing. 

I like what I ended up with. It isn't exciting, but it has heart. I'm hoping that will count.
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Originally posted by ReneC ReneC wrote:

I like what I ended up with. It isn't exciting, but it has heart. I'm hoping that will count.

I think heart goes along way. Good luck to you heat mate!
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Got fairy tale which I wasn't sure about at first but then I actually had an idea pretty quickly. I had a lot fun writing my first draft. And then came the editing... and the minor panic that I didn't set enough of it at the assigned location... and the cutting all the clever dialogue I liked but didn't need. Five pages are rough.

Overall I'm happy enough with how things went but I don't know how confident I am. Either way, I had fun so it is what it is.
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Originally posted by glowsw glowsw wrote:

Got fairy tale which I wasn't sure about at first but then I actually had an idea pretty quickly. I had a lot fun writing my first draft. And then came the editing... and the minor panic that I didn't set enough of it at the assigned location... and the cutting all the clever dialogue I liked but didn't need. Five pages are rough.

Overall I'm happy enough with how things went but I don't know how confident I am. Either way, I had fun so it is what it is.

I also got fairy tale and over all was pretty pleased with until I started thinking about how the judges usually hate anything that is not off the wall, and mine aint, lol.
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Originally posted by Suave Suave wrote:


I also got fairy tale and over all was pretty pleased with until I started thinking about how the judges usually hate anything that is not off the wall, and mine aint, lol.

This is only my second NYC Midnight and my first time getting Fairy Tale so I really wasn't sure what to do with it in terms of what the judges might look for. I actually went back to older rounds to read through some. People are really creative with it!
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Me too. Set my alarm for 6am. Read the brief. Dozed on it. Had an idea. Fleshed it out. Got some feedback. Redrafted. Done by 11 am. Started new job in the morning.

Quite pleased with the result. Mind you I was happy last time and came 14th, so there you go! 🤪
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After being completely hung up on the Crime Caper aspect of first one and not writing at all (although I pulled a short story out of those prompts, just not that genre), this one almost wrote itself. 
Oh, well. 
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Did my best in the time allowed. Didn’t place last round and I don’t think I will this time, but...

I finished something! I’m sure all of us here have a relationship with procrastination to some degree. I claim it as a sibling of mine. But this quick deadline and being forced to write what you’re given is an awesome mental exercise. I learned a lot and stretched some storytelling muscles I didn’t know I had. So huge success!!

That said, I was assigned a Mystery and I love mysteries, so I thought this would be a breeze. It certainly was not. Can’t seem to come up with an idea short enough for five pages. So I end up cutting mercilessly after I’m done and I submit a first draft at midnight on the nose with no rewrites. Whew, Child!

Ah well. It’s been a ride. Cant wait to do it again next year. 
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