Freedom from deadlines isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. Having finished my uni work and handed in my assignments, I now feel as though I have no purpose. It’s not just for now. I always feel like this after hand-ins. So, I’ve been searching for things to do. I know I have a novel to work on, but I need a little break first before committing myself to another large piece of writing.
What did I find? Writing competitions/submissions. Not necessarily to enter, but to give me ideas of what I might like to write. So that I might choose a subject and get writing again.
Mslexia run competitions and have lots of valuable information in their Mslexia magazine, or on their website: http://www.mslexia.co.uk
Arvon ‘Run competition(s), writing courses covering all sorts of subjects such as poetry, short stories, novel writing aimed at various levels of ability, and writing retreats too.’ Take a look at their website http://www.arvon.org/