December 1st, 2006

with book as with child

Short Story Contest (links)

Relief Journal & the Faith-in-Fiction blog are teaming up to sponser a third rendition of their "Daily Sacrament" Short Story Contest

Andre Dubus writes of cooking an omelet and it becomes a holy moment. Marilynne Robinson takes the acts of baptism and communion out of their churchly garb and gives them new resonance and depth. Inspired by examples like these, the "Daily Sacrament" short story contest will challenge you to explore the everyday in light of the eternal--or the sacred in the surroundings of the commonplace.

Reading Period: January 1 - March 15, 2007
Prize: Winner will receive $250 and publication in Relief Journal.
Runners-up: Published on the faith*in*fiction blog.
Word Limit: 10,000


I figured there were people on my flist who might be interested in this. I know I'm tempted to write something--it's been a long time since I tried to write a short story that wasn't fanfic. And this, this is something I might be able to do (it's like a ficathon prompt, almost).

Also, I'm thinking about buying a year's subscription to Relief Journal; I really like what they're trying to do, and it might be worth the money.
with book as with child

NaNoWriMo '06

Well, that was rather anti-climactic. I finished out the month at 13,376, just under half of what I wrote last year. Storywise, the novel is about 2/3 complete, or so I would guess (and stands, total, at about 42,000 words).

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I may not do NaNo next year, unless I get struck with a brainwave for a new novel (I'm planning to finish this one piecemeal over the next couple of months). There's other writing I need to do. But we'll see, when next November nears.