I'm part of Rachael Harrie's 2nd Crusade! If you haven't heard about this awesome writing venture - it's a group of writers helping each other out, strengthening writing platforms and having some fun with challenges. If you didn't get in on it this time, I believe Rachael has plans for another crusade soon. You can read all about it "HERE". *OH - and if you haven't checked out her AMAZING Write Hope blog, offering up some amazing prizes for auction and proceeds going to help the efforts in Japan, please click HERE! :)
My challenge was to write a 100 word or less flash fic piece that starts, "The gold fish bowl teetered..." So, here you go:
The gold fish bowl teetered on the edge of my nightstand before crashing to the ground. I watched Fish Boy flounder, sloshing for a second in the wet carpet before the water soaked in. My instinct was to scoop the poor fellow up and race him to the bathroom sink, fill it with water. But, what did it matter? In another minute a bigger tremor would hit. This was it. The radio still crackled the news, “Yellowstone Super Volcano has erupted.” I watched Fish Boy’s gill splutter to a stop as I waited for my own end.
Ummm... yeah. Not sure where that dark turn came from! But, I got it down in only 97 words!! Yay, me? :p
On that chipper note...I came across another Writer's Digest article about rejections, by Sue Fliess. It's about perseverance. Writing is so subjective and your story might be rejected for a number of reasons. How many of you keep your rejection letters? Are they filed away as a sad reminder that someone thought your writing wasn't quite right? I hope not! Ms. Fliess suggests that they should spur you on to do better! To keep at it! She had a unique analogy about the subject, so feel free to read the entire article HERE.
And just one last thing today, lovely bloggers/readers/adoring fans ~ :) Here's a few cool links to some awesome my fellow blogging friends are offering up:
-Visit Shelley Watters blog for a chance to win a MS critique from agent Suzie Townsend!!
--Michael at In Time is hosting a Harry Potter blogfest on the 30th!!
---And don't forget the A-Z challenge ~ coming April 1st!
This meager list probably doesn't even touch all the amazing events going on. If I'm missing something REALLY cool - let me know? Pretty please?
Have a GREAT day of writing out there!!