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Originally posted by MrLipto MrLipto wrote:

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!


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?


Yussssssssssss. Before I entered SSC on a whim in 2018, I had never written anything outside of a screenplay in college and a whole lotta fanfic. Two years later, I have nine short stories, three of them published, and it all came from these comps and the forum feedback. Even if I get knocked out in round one, that's one more story than I had before.
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Maybe, because the competition has grown massively, they’ve added the extra round to thin down the number of finalists? Therefore, less to judge in the final round? That’s my logical response to it 🤷‍♀️ 
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I'm addicted. I'll be there, and then make my husband remind me over and over "You paid to do this. You like this. It's fun."
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zelda Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov 2019 at 4:20pm
YAY! I'm in for the pre-registration + FB posting discount!! I too have no clue what the future holds that far off, but I always check the NYC Midnight schedule before I make travel decisions! So these dates are going into my calendar book! 
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Definitely competing. I love having all those extra words :) I’m going to try and rope my husband into joining our little world here.
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Oh, of course I signed up. We're all trapped here.
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Originally posted by jennifer.quail jennifer.quail wrote:

We're all trapped here.

And there it is. That’s the truth of it.

We are bound.
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Originally posted by MrLipto MrLipto wrote:

Originally posted by jennifer.quail jennifer.quail wrote:

We're all trapped here.

And there it is. That’s the truth of it.

We are bound.

Are we all in an abusive relationship with NYCM?
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Originally posted by jennifer.quail jennifer.quail wrote:

Originally posted by MrLipto MrLipto wrote:

Originally posted by jennifer.quail jennifer.quail wrote:

We're all trapped here.

And there it is. That’s the truth of it.

We are bound.

Are we all in an abusive relationship with NYCM?

Sort of a drill-sergeant relationship, yes. NYC Midnight says, "WRITE!" and we say, "YES SIR! HOW MANY WORDS, SIR? WHICH GENRE, SIR?" 

And yes, we're trapped here, but there's Ferrero Rochet, so... 

EDIT: Can't believe I misspelled it! It's Ferrero Rocher. 


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You’re right!

And you’ve inspired me to register for the challenge.

Thanks and good luck!
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