Monday, September 14, 2015

Rooglewood Contest: Your Update

Hi! This is a question for those of you who are entering the Rooglewood contest. How far along are you?
Have you thought of a story idea yet?
Have you started writing?
Have you finished a draft?
     ...started editing?
     ...settled on a title?
     ...submitted your entrance form?
     ...finished polishing your story?
     ...submitted your story to Rooglewood?


P.S. Don't forget Anne 's show and tell!  The deadline for show-and-tell submissions is today, and then the Show-and-Tell itself will be on her blog on Wednesday.

P.S.2. I have 18 followers now and I am soooo excited!  Thank you for joining me!

P.S.3. If you are joining the Show-and-Tell, feel free to say so in the comments so the rest of us can look for you on Anne's blog. :D

14 comments:

  1. I'm actually working on three entries right now, and then I'll decide my favorite and send that one in :). For entry #1 I've finished writing the first draft, I'm going to start editing soon, and I did settle on a title for that one (I think, that could change). Entry #2 I just started writing it, and no title has come to mind for that one yet. Entry #3 was just a random pop of inspiration when I thought all my story ideas were over, so I haven't started writing that one quite yet, but I have a very good idea of what the story is all about :). I haven't sent in any submission forms yet, simply because I'm not totally set on my titles, or which story I shall send.
    I'm not joining in the show and tell this year :(. I thought I might, be each time I settled down to write my bit for it, I decided to work more on my 5MS entries instead.
    What about you? Where are you in the writing process? Are you entering the show and tell?

    ~Savannah P.

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    1. So you are like me -- I'm working on three possible entries, too! And it sounds like you are making good progress. It's hard to do three at once, sometimes.
      I have the first drafts done on all three of mine, and now I'm editing.
      I haven't sent submission forms yet (for the same reason as you gave).
      I AM joining the show-and-tell, and I'm very excited about it. Writing the blurb for it was a little bit hard so I figured it was good practice for me.
      But the show-and-tell is less important than the entries themselves; I'm proud of you for using your time wisely. Keep up the good work!!!

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  2. I'm still editing my entry. I'm taking part in the Show-and-Tell! I'll be sure to look for yours! =)

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    1. Yay! I can't wait to see yours in the Show-and-Tell!
      I hope your editing is going great! <3

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  3. I am starting the second draft of my re-telling, and I think I've come up with a title for it. I'm not doing the Show-and-tell submissions though, I'm just planning to sit back and watch.

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    1. Nice, Emma! I'm still not sure of my titles. And second drafts are how you change a story from amateur to professional, right?
      Hehe - sitting back and watching, eh? I don't blame you. It's going to be fun to read all the pieces of ideas. But, in all honesty, I am intrigued by the many stories that aren't in the show-and-tell. It adds to your mystery...

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  4. You know, I was thinking about how the flavor of a collection is not decided until Anne gets all the finalists and sees how they fit together.
    And then I was thinking about the "flavor" of the show-and-tell.
    And then I was wondering how much the flavor will be different in the actual collection (after it is narrowed by judges and broadened by additional entries that were not in the show-and-tell). So the show-and-tell is only building our suspense without giving away any true spoilers.
    I'm excited about Wednesday.

    And now I need to buckle down and work on SPINDLE. See you later, folks!

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  5. Around August this new idea kept bugging me (in a good way) and after a bit of thought I decided to give it a go, so I've now got two stories going, and it's a bit overwhelming (part of why I decided not to enter the show and tell...but when they smooth out more I'm thinking of doing a similar type post on my blog).
    My first one has a nice title I've settled on, and is very close to completion - I really just have to get to it, but the end are rather hard - having to tie up all the loose strings and make the reader feel satisfied and all that.
    Number two has a really bland name, and I've been racking my brain but can't come up with a better one :( It's also very short right now, just over a thousand words, but I feel good about it because I really feel like I know this one better, and I just completed plotting it, which makes me much happier about it!
    I'm so excited about the show-and-tell though!! It's going to be so awesome to see all the ideas together.
    Congrats on eighteen and good luck with edits!

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    1. It's so cool to hear how everybody's stories are coming.
      Mary, your stories sound fascinating! And I'm so excited for your progress. If you end up doing your own private show-and-tell for your stories on your blog, I'd love to have you comment on my blog with the link!

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  6. Oh my gosh. Thank you so much for this post or else I would have forgotten to submit my Show and Tell entry. Time flies by way too fast! As for me, I am still plodding along on the first draft slowly but surely. I expected to have it done earlier, but I'm not panicking since there's still a ton of time left-although, again, time flies so I know the deadline will sneak up on me before I know it. And I haven't found a title yet, either. I'm confuzzled. But I'll think of one! I'm so excited for the Show and Tell post!

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  7. Oh, good, Ana! I'm glad I could remind you. :). Especially since I'm looking forward to hearing about your story in the Show-and-Tell.
    I know what you mean about the titles - I'm still wavering on the naming of my stories.
    And we have about 15 weeks left, right?

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  8. Hi! Thought I'd stop by your blog since you stopped by mine :-) Since you've asked, I'll tell you that I finished a first draft, which ran about 14,000 words, and am now rewriting it from a different POV to see if that works better. So far, it does.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Hamlette!
      I did that with SPINDLE -- I started in third person and now I'm working on a rewrite in 1st person. We'll see how it goes. :)

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