here immediately and read all about it.
I'm signed up to read and very excited about it but also planned to enter the ring- which is where I got stuck. "Wait-" the inner critic jumps. "You mean you actually want to enter your story to see if it would win? Yeah right! You wouldn't even make it into the first round of 32!" And the (sometimes) small voice that defends me falters, believing those poisonous words.
Posting here is one thing. It's my blog, there's no one else around writing fiction and poetry. And if a piece doesn't fly I don't give myself time to wallow cause I push on to the next post. But a competition? One where my writing will be directly compared to other writers- ones who are actually talented? Well that's a whole other ball game.
Or is it? I've had a motto which has been working pretty well for me around here. "Do it anyway" (And now, if you're a Ben Folds Five fan like me, you've got that song stuck in your head, right? You're welcome!) I've talked about how it works for me before and without repeating myself too much I'm gonna talk about it again.
I don't really believe that I can do any of the stuff that I do on here. I can't do flash fiction, I can't write poetry and I certainly can't expose myself to the world. And yet, I do it anyway. And every single time I do I get rewarded for my bravery. And those are some hard facts my inner critic can't argue with.
So I know that I can't win Write Club. Heck, I know I can't even get picked to start the first round cause I know that nothing I write will be good enough. But i'm gonna write anyway and enter it anyway. Cause regardless of whether or not my piece does well in the comeption, it'll be a solid win against that pesky inner critic of mine.
I hope you all choose to participate cause I expect it's gonna be a ball. Plus, you still got five days to get that piece written...