Posts Tagged ‘NYC Midnight’

It’s been a while

February 6, 2010

It’s been a while. A lot has happened since my last post. First off, GWP has gone into a slump for a while, but things will be picking back up soon. It seems like the the other guy running it has finally gotten the same ambition that’s clung onto me, so I think things should start going where I’ve wanted them to go for a while.

In other news, I participated in the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge. I won’t find out if I moved onto round two until March 4th. The second round takes place on March 13th.

I’ve also been looking at publishers recently, and I think I found a publisher that I;ll stick with. I’m planning to publish a book of poetry before I work on my novel as a way to get money to put towards publishing the novel. It costs less to publish a poetry book than a novel so with the right amount of sales I could get enough to publish the novel.

Bummer

November 11, 2009

The title says it all. I was just chatting with someone at GWP and pretty much the official statement for GWP’s first film is that it’s now canceled. GWP just isn’t big enough to handle a feature film at the moment, after all we’re really only two people with some friends who help on occasion.

Instead we’ve decided to focus our energies once again on short films and the like and build ourselves up from there. Currently short films happen to be GWP’s specialty, mainly because we can’t get larger projects together. One of our most successful projects, which was also our biggest in a sense, almost didn’t happen. That was Jehovah’s Spectators. It was stuck in developmental hell for so long I thought it would never get out. However, things like Mr. Unfortunate seems to go really well for us so expect more of that.

On another note, I’ll be registering for NYC Midnight’s short story challenge later this week. I’ve started practicing writing shorts recently and will be ready when the contest begins. My future could very well begin there.

Short Story Challenge

November 4, 2009

So it turns out that I can’t get away from writing. I’ve recently been considering writing my novel again despite no luck with jobs. I’ve been starting to think I should get to work on it sometime next week. Well, today in the e-mail came an announcement about a short story challenge. it’ll cost me about $34 to register, but I think it might be worth a shot.

My specialty is actually short stories so this would be right up my alley. The rules are basically saying that they’ll pick the genre and subject, and I’ve got to write a decent story in about a week to win round #1. Round #2 I’ll have 24 hours.

Here’s a link to the contest below if anyone’s interested.
http://www.nycmidnight.com/2010/SSC/challenge.htm

PS: While looking at some old posts I realized that this contest is one I blogged about before. I had missed the first round last year and planned to keep my eyes on it this year. Things have come full circle.