October, it seems, is a busy month around here! I want to say welcome, again, to all of our new Adventurers–I can’t wait for you to get to know Kit, Lavender, Megan, Alyssa, and Valerie! I’m really, really looking forward to their upcoming posts.
I wanted to check-in, quickly, as this is checking number 22 (23?) for me. AMD&B revisions are progressing SO WELL, you guys. So well. I passed the halfway point this weekend — I have some editing to do on a few more chapters and I have five chapters (plus one scene) that need to be rewritten entirely. I work the night shift tonight, so today, my morning will consist of editing. I want to get through at least two chapters this morning — we’ll see if I can do it!
My goal is to finish by Oct. 31. Ideally, I’ll jump right into NaNo, but I’m not going to kill myself to get to 50k–I might need a few days to regroup and recharge. I’d like to have the first draft of Dead Man’s Hand done by Jan. 31. So. We’ll see.
And that’s my speedy, superfast checkin.
AND NOW THE FUN PART.
You guys didn’t think we’d let Halloween pass without doing something fun, did you? OF COURSE NOT. We love spooky, creepy things around here (my writing tends towards dark fantasy/horror, as did our former adventurer Alyssa–not to be confused with NEW Alyssa– and I know Serena and Lavender have been toying with the idea of horror for their next novels). And we all really loved the forfiets we’d have to do back in the day, when we didn’t meet our check-in goals. So when Kristy suggested we incorporate more writing prompts, I think we were all excited to start with something BIG. Something EXCITING. Something COMPLETELY TERRIFYING.
So, here’s the deal. Between now and Wednesday, Oct. 30, we want you to submit your best piece of spooky flash fiction based on the image below. Remember that while these are short-short stories(between 500-1000 words), they are complete stories, with a beginning, middle, and end. We’ll be posting our three favorites on Oct. 31, and let everyone vote on the one they love best. The person with the most votes will receive a mystery prize pack (don’t worry, it’ll be good). Each of our weekly Adventurers, minus Sarah, (Kristy, Lavender, Serena, Kit and me) will each be posting their own story in lieu of a regular post for the week leading up to Halloween, beginning next Thursday.
Are you ready?
Here’s the image prompt:
*shivers* I get goosebumps just LOOKING at it! I can’t wait to see the great stories everyone comes up with — I have about a million ideas flying around my head right now. If you want in, just fill out this form:
CONTEST IS CLOSED