NaNoWriMo, Writing Groups, and Writing Competitions — Oh My!

Alyssa Mayley Writing InspirationA quick question. How busy is your November?

Mine is expected to be insanely hectic. But for some reason, I thrive on that kind of chaos this time of year. As a matter of fact, this time of year is not only the busiest; it’s also my most productive month(s) all year long.

Every fall, I get an overwhelming urge to get something new out there. It’s always the same thing. First, comes the “I need to publish this manuscript.” What will it take to prep it for publication? The realization that none of my stories will be ready by the end of the year cripples my enthusiasm for a minute. So, I just keep plodding along as I did before the urge struck . Without realizing it, a new story slowly creeps in.

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NYC Midnight Round Two Winner!!!

20151010_190016The results are in…

Second Round I landed fourth place in Group 4 (Round 1 & 2 my combined score put me in third place for group four) which means I’m moving on to Round 3 in the #flashficitonchallenge 2016 NYC Midnight (International) Writing Competition. Now, it’s time to prep for the next round this coming weekend. I’ll be given a genre, setting and an item, 1,000-word limit to complete and submit within 48 hours.

I know not everyone could advance, but I applaud all who were brave enough to participate in this insane writing challenge.

Keep Writing!!