I think I spend most journal entries starting with apologies of not posting and this time around isn't any different! I have been around dA, just not taken the time to post in ages! In the past few weeks dA turned 18, which is pretty crazy in its own right and I also celebrated 13 years on this site- which is longer than anything I am signed up to besides Amazon I think!
This weekend I had the delight of going to a wedding of two people who actually met on deviantART before meeting at university- kingmancheng
. It was a beautiful wedding with a stunning bride a lovely English-meets-Chinese wedding (with 1200 paper cranes all hand made by the groom!). It just goes to show how far community spirit on dA can reach- in fact my table had fellow former CVs Narfmaster
which was great to catch up following a long time not going to any devmeets. I do hope there is a future devmeet generation.
I am off work today as my eldest is on summer holidays from school. He is having a great break with grandparents taking him and his brother all over the place to support the holidays. We are off to Wales for a week at the end of the month too which will be lovely. Then back to school routine and reality!
OH, I entered my first dA contest in years and placed second for this short story! It was really assuring that I can still write and hopefully in the upcoming months when I have a bit more free time I am going to spend it focusing on writing some more, maybe even enter a few more contests and just getting back in touch with my own writing. I am just very thankful for the confidence boost from theWrittenRevolution
LatrodectusFucking bitch tore a gash in my knuckle. Guess that's what I get for punching her, but you got to defend yourself when another whore hits your spot. I knew she'd been eyeing this street for a week now, caught her watching, peeking like a fucking meerkat on sentry. I wonder how many more will come this way.
The cafe this time of night is usually packed- it is unusually quiet. Meera the waitress is dancing slowly with her coffee pot making her way to each table, but most tables are empty.
"Sup Meera". I smile at her as she approaches. Those dark eyes are sunk like everyone who has given up dreaming.
"Oh Hey Shanti, you not out there tonight?" She nodded to my corner.
"I was... some other whore got in my spot and well. The fucking client chose her."
"I wouldn't be, I clocked her round the face before she got in the car. Might have taken my drive, but that twat will have to clean he
Full list of winners here:
A Game of Genres 2018: Winners' Journal!Since we started this great contest back in 2015, it's become a summer mainstay here at tWR! This year it's back and better than ever with fun new genres and great prizes!Lit News
In the GoG, you write or you die.
2018 has been a rich bounty of stories!
We got SO many entries this year it's been hard to keep track! I'll be updating this Winners' Journal as we go, but right now we only have Week 1 and Week 2 winners decided... stay tuned for Week 3 and the Grand Prize!
On that note, about judging: each piece receives a score based on 10 pts in 3 categories of our judges' choosing, then that score is averaged for the piece. The pieces with the top three scores win.
However your scores for the grand prize are aggregate which means we are going to average all the averages you got over the course of the contest. That means if you don't do well one week but you crush it the next two, you're definitely in the running f
So main thing, obviously if you haven't noticed doughboycafe
hung up her hat after a good old stint at it! I know Jen isn't going far so it isn't goodbye but she has been a fantastic CV and team player! It also means we have now got the awesome Scott aka BlackBowfin
, who has been a writer I have admired for years on the team! There is still vacancies for future lit CVs as we want to keep the team fresh (I will be going soon myself) so if you are interested please check out the application process or talk to any of us!
It has been a bit quiet this month post-FFM, post-GoG and a few other stock events concluding. It is usually like this in August, but that isn't a bad thing! If you are running any lit events in the upcoming months, don't forget to drop a note to a CV or CRLiterature
so we can support them where we can. I am however looking forward to the back-end of this year with some of the other stock events such as Memnalar
's Halloween, NaPoWriMo and of course Critmas taking centre stage!
Keep the DD suggestions coming please- nearly all of my August DDs have been selected through those who have suggested so I really appreciate the suggestions!
Hope you are all well