Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Can't stop ...

Just remembered it's time for another Insecure Writer's Support Group post. I might well be feeling insecure if I had time to stop and think about it, but I haven't so I don't! I'm really busy, in a good way.

 Hopefully I'll find time to enter a few writing competitions.

Although I've not been home much lately, I still don't qualify as an ex pat. If you do (Lizy for example) you might be interested in this.




All this rushing about isn't exactly the end of the world, but if it were, I could write about it and try to win £100. As I'm actually having fun I'll have to make something up (if I have time)


Doubt I'll have time for this, but it looks interesting.

This one only requires 99 words, so I should be able to manage that and try for the $25 Amazon voucher.

37 comments:

  1. What a great way to defeat insecurity - just be too busy to let it in! Thanks for all the venue opportunities. Keep writing and entering, Patsy! :-)

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  2. Hooray for good busy-ness! Hope you're having fun. :)

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  3. Sounds like you're having fun, Patsy! Hope you're managing to fit some writing in too!

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    1. I;m doing some, Sally - and I'm going to claim some of my other activities are research.

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    1. No, Wendy. My husband chartered it for work and I go along to keep the salt spray off his equipment. ;-)

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  5. Glad to hear it's a good busy! Keep those insecurities at bay! :)

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    1. They're not getting a look in, Rachel.

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  6. Glad to hear you're busy honey, but make sure you have some chill out time :)

    xx

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    1. I'm chilled when I'm busy, Vikki - as long as I'm not too busy.

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  7. Funny, I just told someone else that - stay busy enough and you won't have time to worry.

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  8. Have fun, Patsy, it's all about enjoying what you do.

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    1. In that case I'm doing it right, Sharon.

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  9. Love the speedboat - glad you're whizzing around having fun!

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    1. It was exciting out on the boat, Linda. Hopefully we'll be going again over the summer.

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  10. That is a good one, just push past it. I can agree with you on this one. I don't think I have been off my computer this past month for more than eighth hours.

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    1. Brandon, you're much more dedicated than I. Not so much of my time has been spent on the computer. Not nearly so much.

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  11. That's a great moving picture. Keep having fun. Thanks for the links.

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    1. Glad you like the picture, Suzy. My photographic instructor (and husband) says I'm getting better.

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  12. Glad you are keeping busy, Patsy hope you are having fun too :)

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  13. All the best Patsy! Do it! And win something!

    Nas

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  14. I agree with you! When we stay busy we have no time to feel insecure.

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    1. That's the plan, Julia - and even if it doesn't always work at least we're getting stuff done.

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  15. Glad to hear you're having fun and busy, Patsy. Congrats on your story in June TABFF, too. Thanks for the comp. links - the Prada one looks interesting but I'm confused by the prize for the 99fiction one: alcohol-free wine? And the point of that is...?

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    1. Alcohol free wine does seem an odd idea I agree. I do like a comp with unusual prizes though.

      I've not looked at TABFF yet so hadn't realised I was in.

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  16. Ooh thanks for the comp links. I have a dystopian short story already written so will definitely submit it to Almond competition. Cheers Patsy!

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  17. Hi Patsy,

    I saw your comment on Sally Jenkins's post about KDP publishing and thought I would hop on over and say hi.

    I have just published my first short story and am looking to see how it all works. I have a couple of other non-fiction up but I would classify those as practice runs. My website is My Daily Cuppa.com and I would for you to take a look.

    I see that you sell your short stories on your website AlfieDog - I have never seen this type of set up before. Is it a quite well known format to use? How does one publicise this type of thing?

    I always love discovering new things and new blogs.

    Take care

    Victoria
    My Daily Cuppa.com



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    1. Hi Victoria.

      Alfie Dog is quite new and the format is fairly new too, I think. Publicity is done by the founder and all the authors and I think we're starting to get the word out, but it's a gradual process. 39p a story is a bargain though, don't you think?

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  18. Being too busy to feel insecure is a great thing! :)

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  19. Just going to post off my 99 words. I would love to have a crack at that Prada one - 5000 Euro is not to be sniffed at. Thanks for highlighting these.

    Looks like you're having fun, anyway :)

    marion

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