I've found it difficult to get into my NaNo novel. To keep the word count up, I cheated by writing a short story an mc read in a magazine. Then I had someone tell a different character about a family legend, which was really just another short story. As I seem to be in short story mode, I'm going back to writing those for now. I still like my NaNo idea and will probably get back to it after I've done some research and planning.
Maybe I should have stuck to this? (Maybe I'll still try that competition)
Do you (if you're a writer) ever find you can't work on a particular story and instead move onto something else? Or maybe the same thing happens when reading?
If you have stuck to a novel and completed it, you might be interested in this competition.
Short story writers might prefer this one or this.
Something else I'm giving up is buying lots of new tulips every year.
Gary's going to be totally convinced by that statement - right up until the point he remembers I'm a fiction writer.
One last thing ... it's national short story week, which makes it the ideal time to download Not a Drop to Drink, if you haven't got it already. (It's still free.)