Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Help, I'm trying to win a writing contest

I love blogging, but it doesn't pay the bills. From time-to-time I contemplate the idea of getting back to writing as a vocation, rather than just as a hobby. If past history is any indication, my urge to earn will soon pass and I will happily go back to writing just for fun. 

Truth is, I love writing. I think money is just a necessary evil. I was serious enough about writing for a living, to enter a contest though, which is why I'm  asking CH Musings readers for assistance.

While this is a writing competition, it also has elements of an American Idol-contest where anyone can register, read, and rate. This new version of the 3R's will allow the contest winner, the one with the most rating stars, to receive $50. 

If anyone is so inclined, please go to http://midlifecollage.com/vignettes/, register, read my story, "Vacation Trepidation," and rate as you see fit. 

All writers are between the ages of 40 and 65 years old, a place I've been for quite some time. My story will compete with four others. They are all very short and are easy-to-read. The contest lasts only for a week; it started Monday and will run until Sunday. 

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. I'll report the results when the contest concludes.