|From my garden|
I didn't win the micro fiction competition I entered. Nor was I a runner up. I shouldn't be surprised as I have less experience with fiction and have entered very few story competitions. In fact it might only be the third one! I have been collecting the vouchers from Best magazine to enter their short story competition but right now I don't even have an idea. The stories they publish vary - some I like, others I think aren't that great but whether I could do better - now that's the question.
Meantime I am reading through the Winter edition of Poetry Review and not exactly enjoying the poems! One was so long I lost interest and gave up. There was nothing to grip me. The poet must have something going for him as he's been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. What am I missing?
My own writing has come to a stop....it's August and it's on holiday! Well, that's my excuse. Sometimes phrases or descriptions go through my head and I should write them down because I never remember them later. I usually carry a notebook but the handbag I'm using at the moment is so ruddy small there's no room. Excuses, excuses....it's no good, I'll just have to get my act together. I know one shouldn't wait for inspiration but right now that's what I'm doing. Any ideas?