Time to start reading the March Word Weaver entries.
I wait until they are all in because I think reading one a few weeks before reading another kinda gives an unfairness to things. I’m not sure how, but it’s my contest and I think it does.
Anyway, we had a good showing – not our biggest; I won’t lie – and it’ll be fun to read and critique the stories.
THANK YOU if you participated.
Patience, now, as I read and rank them, then send the finalists on to our celebrity judges.
I will announce all the winners at once in a big blog post on the date I said I would in the original contest notice, which I’m too lazy to look up at the moment, but it’s a few weeks from now.
I will then decide if we are going to hold another Word Weaver Writing Contest in July and/or November.
We did well with those last year, so I might. I haven’t decided. It’s a lot of work, but it’s fun to do this, too. The prior contests have resulted in a lot of people publishing their work when they probably wouldn’t have done so otherwise, and if nothing else it’s worth it to keep going just for that reason.
This isn’t a cry for attention. I just haven’t decided, and a lot of people will be asking, so I’m saying – I don’t know.
But if we did…
- what should the theme be?
- What would get you to participate?
- What would get your writer friends excited?
Be honest. Let me have it straight.
Pros and cons, I want a contest that generates buzz and interest, and that will only come from you guys helping figure out what will work best!
What can we do to improve?