1. Have you ever dreamed of your story or novel being made into a film and making the casting decisions? Well on the 25th April you can do just that by taking part in the Now Starring Blogfest, hosted by Lindz at Rapturous Randomocity. I've already cast Steve Buscemi as my serial killer in The Vegas Screamer.
2. Staying with April, I don't suppose many of you have not heard of Arlee Bird's A to Z Blogging Challenge. But in case you haven't, this marathon blogfest has (at the last count) 236 bloggers signed up. Whilst posting 26 times during the month of April will be a challenge, this will be the blogfest event of the year. You don't want to miss it.
3. There's still plenty of time to take part in Madeleine's Flowing Fonts Giveaway, in celebration of her reaching 200 followers. In fact she now has 264 and I have a sneaky suspicion she'll reach 300 before the giveaway ends. If you haven't visited her blog before, please hop over and say hello.
4. Two weeks ago I finally made the decision to take part in Lily Child's Friday Prediction, a weekly 100-word flash fiction competition, and ended up kicking myself for not doing it earlier. The two pieces I've written so far have already inspired longer stories and my second piece, Gravity, was runner-up last week. If you haven't visited Lily's blog or any of the February Femmes Fatales, I urge you to do so - you won't be disappointed.
5. Finally, Steve Chapman blogged about joining a group called The Fictioneers last week and I was intrigued to discover more about them. The Fictioneers are a non-profit writers' club made up of writers of science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror. There are different levels of membership, with different entry requirements, and you must apply to join. I emailed my application a few days ago and found out today I've been accepted. I shall be exploring the site in more detail this weekend and will let you know more about the organisation next week.
Write 1 Sub 1 Update - Weeks 6 and 7
Weeks six and seven have been a little disappointing for me. In week six I wrote and submitted Gravity to Lily's Friday Prediction, and though I was thrilled Gravity was a runner-up, I felt I hadn't done enough writing that week.
I started week seven with a list of seven writing projects to work on, intending to pick a couple to run alongside my other WIP, Dreaming of Sleep. However, work and other unforeseen events have left me leaving my submissions to the last day. By the end of today, even if it's at 11.59pm, I should have submitted to pieces to Pill Hill Press's Daily Flash and Daily Frights 2012.
So, how has your writing week been? Did you achieve all your goals?