I’m excited! Whoo, writing!
I was asked to adjudicate a writing group’s casual bimonthly writing contest a few weeks ago, and it inspired me to try something similar with my colleagues. We’d talked about how we wanted to make a writing group or something, and this seemed to me to be a good way to go about it.
So now eleven of the faculty members from Columbia are all signed up, and we’ve got some goofy rules, and the first deadline is coming up in two days. I’m getting close to finishing my story, and three other people have submitted their stories so far, and I figure maybe another story or so will come in by the 1st. There’s several people with very significant excuses this month, but one of the founding tenets of our group is that it’s okay if you don’t write every time.
I’m also excited about the prize, which is better than a donut but perhaps not quite as wonderful as the keg of glory and the finest muffins and bagels in all the land. Not sure. At the very least, it requires less refrigeration. And NO, I’m not going to tell you what the prize is! Not yet, anyway. Once it’s awarded to someone, I’ll reveal its awesomeness.
I’ve also really enjoyed making a website for the group. All of this organize-y stuff is fun for me; I love the sheer joy of creating something, especially if that something is a secret club. 🙂 Hi, Brothers.
Anyway, when all is said and done, and entries needn’t be blind any longer, maybe I’ll share my story here. Who knows.