Contests are an excellent way to keep new writers on a rollercoaster ride of emotion -- Breath-holding excitement when they reach the highest peak before the gravity of reality sends you shooting back to earth in free-fall. At least I have writing friends to share the ride!
The deadline for "Why I Write" essays was delayed due to their system crashing over Christmas. Now due by the end of Jan. My essay hit the 100 reads mark today! Hoping it gets in the Smashwords anthology.
New Years Resolutions: Email/check out blogs LESS, Exercise MORE, and WRITE FASTER!