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Funny story. My dad texted me the other day and said - hey, Are you crazy busy? Could I sign you up for a short story contest for Xmas?

I had to break it to him I was already registered.  

I have this weird love/hate with SS. I procrastinate in R1 and pretty much do all my writing the last 2 days & my sweet spot is like 1800-2200 words. It feels crazy after Fkash to leave unused words on the table, but still I do. 


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Originally posted by nod1v1ng nod1v1ng wrote:

Funny story. My dad texted me the other day and said - hey, Are you crazy busy? Could I sign you up for a short story contest for Xmas?

I had to break it to him I was already registered.  

I have this weird love/hate with SS. I don’t procrastinate in R1 and pretty much do all my writing the last 2 days & my sweet spot is like 1800-2200 words. It feels crazy after Fkash to leave unused words on the table, but still I do. 

That is so heckin' sweet!! I would cry happy tears if my dad ever did that for me. Usually my dad just texts me about his latest diet fad. LOL
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Originally posted by steph9289 steph9289 wrote:

Originally posted by nod1v1ng nod1v1ng wrote:

Funny story. My dad texted me the other day and said - hey, Are you crazy busy? Could I sign you up for a short story contest for Xmas?

I had to break it to him I was already registered.  

I have this weird love/hate with SS. I don’t procrastinate in R1 and pretty much do all my writing the last 2 days & my sweet spot is like 1800-2200 words. It feels crazy after Fkash to leave unused words on the table, but still I do. 

That is so heckin' sweet!! I would cry happy tears if my dad ever did that for me. Usually my dad just texts me about his latest diet fad. LOL

My dad is writing a spy novel, my mum is a retired English teacher, & my uncle (in his retirement) runs a community writing group out of his local bookstore. It’s sort of in the blood over here.  :)
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I'm in. It will be my 1st time for SSC.
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I'm in too!

This was my first attempt at the flash fiction competition and I loved the whole experience (very happy with my HM in round 2 as a newbie Smile).  Can't wait to try the short story comp!
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In again for my 3rd attempt.  In 2017 I got nothing, then in 2018 I got an HM in the first round, so my goal for 2019 is to at least make it to round 2.  I did enjoy trying out flash and will probably try again next year, but I definitely am looking forward to the SSC's 2500 word limit, haha!
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Originally posted by nod1v1ng nod1v1ng wrote:

I procrastinate in R1 and pretty much do all my writing the last 2 days 

*raises hand* This is my big worry. Eight days? The probability of my not finishing anything until the last minute is directly proportionate to the amount of time I have. The more time you give me, the more I will put things off until the last minute.
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Registering tomorrow. I probably would be all about it either way, having enjoyed my first NYCM challenge so far (this one; FFC 2018 is my first). But now that I have decided to gather this stuff together into some peculiar vaguely flower-themed anthology, I feel like I have a mission to continue. Yes, that means I am that obnoxious. More flowers right into SSC 2019. Though I may go back and do other groups' prompts and so forth to fill out the rest of the collection beyond that... eventually even I am going to want to move beyond flowers ^_~.
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Originally posted by hanalyst hanalyst wrote:

Haven't done it before, but the slightly different prompt approach intrigues me! Just signed up, along with an old coworker who saw my "please give me $5 off" FB post.

Mostly I'm just nervous that 8 days will be too much time for me to stay focused and that I'll completely shoot myself in the foot. (I work best under more imminent/absurd deadlines.) Or perhaps the long game is just a part of adulting that I need to woman-up and accept? Confused


I am in.  Best to get registered early in this one as they run outa places, I think 4,000 is the cut off now!


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