Unless you're very new to this blog, you'll have read my encouragement to enter writing competitions. I do think it's a good idea, especially when they're free to enter as most of those I blog about are. That doesn't mean I always get around to taking part myself. This summer I hardly entered any.
To be fair to myself I was busy writing a non-fiction book and putting together a short story collection. Oh and touring in the van for three months... Even so, I decided to put things right and fire off a few stories.
Although I haven't won anything (yet) I'm pleased I bothered. I've had a couple of mentions, including one in Writer's Forum and I have some new stories which I might be able to place elsewhere.
What about you? Have you entered any competitions? Do you have any good news to share?