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Health wise, I didn't achieve my goal, I still can't sit up, its been frustrating, but I am now an expert at balancing my laptop on bent knees whilst lying on my back!
Writing and reading wise, I've almost finished the audio book, I would have finished it if I hadn't of immersed myself in Beta reading a novel. All done now, its been a good experience for me, and I hope I've been able to help the writer with my feedback.
Did I write 500 new words? In honesty I've felt too unwell to concentrate on my rewrite, but I did a short piece of writing instead which I enjoyed writing. And what about finding two outlets for my work? Nope, that didn't happen either. I feel bad about that because I did spend quite a lot of time looking through Writing Magazine, and on the web.
Truthfully, nothing caught my eye, and I'm getting disillusioned by the amount of competitions that are not following their own rules! And its not just the smaller ones either.
So many of them are shifting the goal posts, is it just me, or are you finding organisers are changing their closing dates? Pushing them further back at the last minute. Its so annoying, they don't give a reason, but I suspect its because they haven't had many entries. Well I'm sorry, but this is very unfair to the writer who has adhered to the rules, and got their entry in before the closing date, not to mention that they have sent the entry fee. It shouldn't happen, in my mind if they only get three entries, its tough! They should pick their winner from the three entries that have abided by their rules. And, they should not be running competitions if they haven't got the prize money before they start.
All said, I know there are many 'good' competitions out there, with organisers who are passionate about the craft, and other writers, but there are definitely some bad boys and girls stalking the web too. I think they want naming and shaming, so that they don't dupe other unsuspecting writers.
My way of dealing with the 'date changers' is to never enter their competition again. Right, I'll jump off my soap box now, and let you know what I'm going to do this week.
Writing wise, I'm going to do another short piece because it suits me, I can cope with it, and have a bit of fun. I'm also going to finish reading Writing Magazine, and I will finish the audio book this week.
Health wise, I'm working on sitting up.
How was your week?