NYC Midnight : Creative Writing & Screenwriting Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > GENERAL DISCUSSION > Creative Writing Corner
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Ready, steady...
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Ready, steady...

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1234 6>
Author
Message Reverse Sort Order
Heartstart View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Regular
NYC Midnight Regular
Avatar

Joined: 28 Jan 2017
Location: Canberra
Status: Offline
Points: 253
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Heartstart Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2019 at 12:03am
Got my story in with seconds to spare! Clocked in at 1339 words. (Note to self, not a great idea to start writing less than four hours before the deadline closes!)

Well done everyone! I'm sure our stories aren't as bad as we think, and I'll look forward to reading any that are posted here on the forums.
Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
Nicole622 View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Groupie
NYC Midnight Groupie


Joined: 29 Jan 2019
Location: Medford, MA
Status: Offline
Points: 107
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nicole622 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2019 at 12:01am
Originally posted by regannoelle regannoelle wrote:

Originally posted by Mystic Platypus Mystic Platypus wrote:

Yeah I’m learning to hate mine too. Anyone else feeling insecure about sharing on the forum this round?

Yeah, I definitely am. I'll still share, but I'm really unsure how to feel about what I've created. As silly as it sounds, I've never written anything based on my own personal experiences before (largely due to a fear of becoming Fitzgerald, the man who shared so much that he died feeling like he had nothing left). I'm not sure why I decided to do it for the first time in the finals round of a writing competition, but once I had the idea for the story, I couldn't stop writing it. I don't know. The whole story just felt iffy.
It seems a lot of people are feeling a bit iffy about their stories, but I'm super excited to devour them all once we can post them! I feel like these prompts could go a million different ways, and I'm excited to read some of the ways people took!

Seconded! So excited to be done (OFFICIALLY, as I just looked at the clock and it's MIDNIGHT!!!). Feeling very honored to be part of this final round with so many wonderful writers!

Also--does anyone know when results will be in? Mid-late June maybe?
Back to Top
Briana Una View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Addict
NYC Midnight Addict
Avatar

Joined: 06 Feb 2018
Status: Offline
Points: 513
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Briana Una Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2019 at 12:01am
I'm shocked to say it, but I actually wrote a story and submitted it. This was my first time in round 3 and, man, writing 1,500 GOOD words in 24 hours is haaaaaaaaard. I kind of like mine, I guess -- I got to write a gothic, which is my specialty, but also feels like the obvious route... (I've also read it too many times and have no perspective/hate it right now.)

What I wonder (now that it's too late, of course) is whether my "side effects" come off more as "symptoms." God, don't let the judges be picky about that.
Back to Top
regannoelle View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Regular
NYC Midnight Regular


Joined: 14 Jul 2018
Status: Offline
Points: 440
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote regannoelle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 11:59pm
Originally posted by Mystic Platypus Mystic Platypus wrote:

Yeah I’m learning to hate mine too. Anyone else feeling insecure about sharing on the forum this round?

Yeah, I definitely am. I'll still share, but I'm really unsure how to feel about what I've created. As silly as it sounds, I've never written anything based on my own personal experiences before (largely due to a fear of becoming Fitzgerald, the man who shared so much that he died feeling like he had nothing left). I'm not sure why I decided to do it for the first time in the finals round of a writing competition, but once I had the idea for the story, I couldn't stop writing it. I don't know. The whole story just felt iffy.
It seems a lot of people are feeling a bit iffy about their stories, but I'm super excited to devour them all once we can post them! I feel like these prompts could go a million different ways, and I'm excited to read some of the ways people took!
Back to Top
Nicole622 View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Groupie
NYC Midnight Groupie


Joined: 29 Jan 2019
Location: Medford, MA
Status: Offline
Points: 107
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nicole622 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 11:59pm
Originally posted by roccapia roccapia wrote:

Originally posted by regannoelle regannoelle wrote:

1,497 words, four cups of coffee, and one sleepless night later - I'm done! I think I've read this story so many times in search of errors that I've begun to hate it. Like, vehemently hate it. Not sure whether that's a good sign, but I'm just happy to have finished.


I'm beginning to hate mine too. It must be a side effect of this contest. Get it??!! Side effect??!! Hahahah...oh bleh. I'm now drinking rum to drown my sorrows :P

Hahaha! It is either an indicator of my tiredness or your comedic brilliance that I actually laughed out loud at this. Like, pretty hard. 
Back to Top
roccapia View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Addict
NYC Midnight Addict
Avatar

Joined: 21 Mar 2017
Location: Poulsbo, WA
Status: Offline
Points: 771
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote roccapia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 11:49pm
Originally posted by Mystic Platypus Mystic Platypus wrote:

Yeah I’m learning to hate mine too. Anyone else feeling insecure about sharing on the forum this round?


No. Sounds like we all hate how ours turned out, which means they're probably all wonderful. I can't wait to post mine and read everyone else's.
Back to Top
Mystic Platypus View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Addict
NYC Midnight Addict
Avatar

Joined: 29 Jan 2019
Status: Offline
Points: 548
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mystic Platypus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 11:43pm
Yeah I’m learning to hate mine too. Anyone else feeling insecure about sharing on the forum this round?
SSC 2019: 16th Overall
FFR1CH1:The Falling Sickness
Back to Top
roccapia View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Addict
NYC Midnight Addict
Avatar

Joined: 21 Mar 2017
Location: Poulsbo, WA
Status: Offline
Points: 771
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote roccapia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 11:38pm
Originally posted by regannoelle regannoelle wrote:

1,497 words, four cups of coffee, and one sleepless night later - I'm done! I think I've read this story so many times in search of errors that I've begun to hate it. Like, vehemently hate it. Not sure whether that's a good sign, but I'm just happy to have finished.


I'm beginning to hate mine too. It must be a side effect of this contest. Get it??!! Side effect??!! Hahahah...oh bleh. I'm now drinking rum to drown my sorrows :P
Back to Top
SLK43 View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Black Belt
NYC Midnight Black Belt
Avatar

Joined: 30 Jan 2017
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 2199
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SLK43 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 11:37pm
As Austin Powers said 'And I'm spent'. 
R3 Daisy Chain
R2 The Bridge Between Us
R1 Pythagoras...

Back to Top
regannoelle View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Regular
NYC Midnight Regular


Joined: 14 Jul 2018
Status: Offline
Points: 440
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote regannoelle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 11:34pm
1,497 words, four cups of coffee, and one sleepless night later - I'm done! I think I've read this story so many times in search of errors that I've begun to hate it. Like, vehemently hate it. Not sure whether that's a good sign, but I'm just happy to have finished.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1234 6>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.063 seconds.