Win a Writing Bootcamp Competition!
Publicly announcing I have entered competitions on my blog seems to be a kiss of death, I don’t think I’ve won one yet. Still, I am undeterred, determined and stirred to compete nonetheless! Silly fool that I am! Here goes another one!
I am entering a Win a Writing Bootcamp competition. In order to enter I have to write a short paragraph saying why I write, and what my biggest challenge/s are. 300 words max. There’s some links I have to add, and some emails I have to contact. In addition to these fiery hoops I have to spend some time humouring the Comping Fairy so I have a chance at winning. So, Comping Fairy, listen ‘ere! I’d like to win something other than bizarre ‘things’ that I can’t tell my mum about (don’t ask). I need to win useful things! A Writing Bootcamp would be fabulous. Gimme! I’m not demanding or anyfink….
In order to enter I have to post a link to this comp, so click here if you want to find out more!
Ok. *takes deep breath and stares blankly at screen* I’m not spending ages on this because every time I spend evenings and days and hour after hour scouring, deleting and re-writing text I get nowhere. This is off the cuff, straight from my addled brain to the keyboard, to the Mac, to the big wide worldwide web or into the great big black hole that all my duff blogs probably fall into. Wish me luck!!! Cross your fingers, cross your toes!!! Touch wood and blow your nose, lol! Do whatever, just will me to win for once will you? Thank you! xxx
“Why do I write? I write to furnish my virtual home, my beloved Brink of Bedlam blog. I have no interior decorator to employ, so I do DIY and make it up as I go along which works sometimes, and other times it looks awful, but it’s my home and I’ll decorate it as I wish! Visitors can dawdle a while and gawp at the decor, they can leave if it offends them, or stay a while and keep me and my paragraphs company – it’s all fine. I decorate with swirls of brightly coloured nonsense daubed on the walls, just for the hell of it. Because they look pretty and they make me smile.
The windows are huge and usually left open, to let the sunlight in and to cancel out the occasional shadows. I write to let the fresh air blow through these windows, to blow away the cobwebs that clog up my mind. The anecdotes and observations are the rays of warmth that filter through from all the days, catching the floating motes of dust that drift like aimless words across a page. Every now and then the shadows deepen in the corners of the room, the words become bold and black and harsh, and my writing shivers just a little. That’s just life though isn’t it? My writing here is me and mine, the dark and the sunshine.
Challenges in life are everywhere, not least when it comes to writing. To single out one challenge in particular seems unfair to all the other challenges that vie for my attention. If I had to choose, I’d say my biggest challenge would be the ‘Look over there, there’s a pink, fluffy bunny!….’ scenario – it’s the not being distracted challenge.”
Well, what do you think? I’ve mixed my metaphors and muddled my meanings, but at least I’ve had a go. The bit which was meant to be ‘bold and black and harsh’ just went very dark green when I changed the paragraph colour. So you’ll just have to imagine it’s the ‘deepest darkest depths of a pond green’, which is maybe as effective as the old ‘black as night’ typeface. It’s all done in green because green is my lucky colour, and because I fancied a change. :O)
I’ve just been contacted by Charlie from @UrbanWriters.
I WON, I WON, I WON, I WON, I WON! *Jumps up and down*
I can’t believe I’ve finally managed to win something like this! So happy! :O)