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    Posted: 14 Nov 2019 at 10:08am
2020 Short Story Registration is now open BUT HOLD UP!

FOUR Rounds this time?! 6 months of competition?

What is happening?!
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Yeah?  I signed up.  Maybe they won't have a round while I'm on vacation.

I'm just Pavlov's Writer at this point.  You can't imagine how far I've come since I started these.
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I don't have the attention span for that.

Also, I don't know where I'll be living/working past May so how do I even plan my life for this?
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Originally posted by GallifreyGirl GallifreyGirl wrote:

I don't have the attention span for that.

Also, I don't know where I'll be living/working past May so how do I even plan my life for this?

This was my blockade as well. I may be starting a new job in the spring, which will have a much heavier workload than my current position. I have no idea if I'll have time to write at all in April/May
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Originally posted by GallifreyGirl GallifreyGirl wrote:

I don't have the attention span for that.

Also, I don't know where I'll be living/working past May so how do I even plan my life for this?


Jump in, enjoy the water, and let May worry about itself.
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Is it tighter timeframes / more words too? Round 2 = 3 days, 2000 words. Didn't round 2 used to be fewer words than that? [EDIT: Nope, it was always that, now just with added 1,250 round. Yikes.]

I didn't do this comp last year because of prior commitments, this year I'm learning screenwriting is waaay more my thing. Microfiction is fun because it's like a scene. But having done two years of FFC, I'm really feeling the weight of prose. And that was Flash, let alone 2.5K!

Have fun everyone! Enjoy the 4-round chaos xxx


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Originally posted by MrLipto MrLipto wrote:

2020 Short Story Registration is now open BUT HOLD UP!

FOUR Rounds this time?! 6 months of competition?


WOW! 
Although it looks like it's top 5 for all three rounds this time. Didn't the semi-finals used to be top 3?
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I'm in. I don't know how NOT to be. I've really enjoyed what I've learned about myself as a writer through these comps, and SSC is the first comp I made it to a final in. I want to repeat!
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Originally posted by chrissie0707 chrissie0707 wrote:

I'm in. I don't know how NOT to be. I've really enjoyed what I've learned about myself as a writer through these comps, and SSC is the first comp I made it to a final in. I want to repeat!

Me = in this boat

I can’t not sign up, lol. I’m too far in it now.
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Originally posted by chrissie0707 chrissie0707 wrote:

I'm in. I don't know how NOT to be. I've really enjoyed what I've learned about myself as a writer through these comps!

I think this is it exactly.

Not participating is not an option. There is no way I say, "meh, not this time." Why would I ever do that? Too busy? I've gotten stories turned in while busy before.

And win or lose (always lose), I do learn something from the experience. Not just through judge/forum feedback. I learn while thinking about the prompt, drafting a terrible draft, agonizing on Sunday, and revising until it's something I'm proud of.

Why would I ever get tired of that?
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