Is it Saturday again already? Welcome to the Weekend Coffe Share!
How have you been this past week? What’s been going on in your life? Tell me, while we share a cup of coffee. The weather has turned cold, wet and nasty, so if you’re not driving and you’d like a dash of something stronger in your drink, just say the word.
How are you? It’s so good to see you and be among people again! You’ll have noticed that this is the first time I am a day late in joining the Weekend Coffee Share. That’s because I had a major deadline yesterday at midnight, and I made it with about 30 mins to spare. For the last two weeks I’ve locked myself away in my flat and worked on my assignments.
I’ve probably had way too much coffee (in fact I know I have) over the last week especially, but I’ve become really good at brewing a nice strong cuppa, so you’re welcome to some! It’s crisp but nice out, all blue skies, autumn colours, no clouds, but cold. If you don’t mind, I’ll get the cushions out one last time and we can sit outside on the armchairs on my patio with warm blankets wrapped around us and steaming cups of coffee (or tea or hot chocolate, whatever you prefer) in our hands.
We did it guys!! Thanks to your votes my story The Bravery of the Soldier is now in 15th place in Inkitt’s Fandom Writing Contest out of 1,710 entries!!!
It’s now closed to new submissions, but voting continues for another week! So please keep voting and help an aspiring author out! With your help I can stay at the top!
To vote follow this link and click on the heart. If you’re not on Inkitt yet (and really you should be because there are awesome new stories published every day – original and fanfiction) you’ll be ask to set up a free account.
Bravery is the first novel-length piece of writing I’ve ever shown to a wider audience. It was written during NaNoWriMo 2013 and has gained an overwhelming number of positive reviews in AO3 and fanfiction.net since then as part of the BBC Sherlock Fandom . The latest comment I received on it (yesterday) was: “This is just… WOW! All the kudos!”
I like to think you’re doing OK when your story leaves fangirls speechless. It’s also been hailed by members of the armed forces for realistic portrayals of both, active war zones and the struggles returning personnel face back home, and I have been asked more than once where I served despite not having any affiliation with the military myself.
I promise there is no smut in it whatsoever, and wartime experiences are only told in flashbacks to explain John Watson’s current day state of mind. The focus is on John today, how he became the man he is, and in how many ways he could give a certain consulting detective a run for his money.
Your vote can help me show this story to a whole new audience, as the winning stories can get editing help and possible publication! To reach that stage would make this writer’s dreams come true, and you can make it happen!
You guys!!! Thanks to your clicking and liking, my little fanfic The Bravery of the Soldier is currently in 28th place out of 1,034 entries in the Inkitt Fandom Writing Contest!!!
28th of 1,034 and counting!!!!
*happy dance* OMG, I still can’t believe this!!
With only 9 days left to vote there is still a gap of 100+ likes between the top liked stories and mine. If you’ve already voted I thank you for your support! If you haven’t, please consider to take a few seconds and follow the link to click the little heart (and read the story, of course, if you like) and help out a fellow writer in her first big writing contest!
I never would have dreamt that this little NaNoWriMo story I dreamt up while I was in hospital would become so popular. Please help me show it to a wider audience.
Officially in the TOP 25!!
But here’s the competition to beat:
Studying, blogging, reading and writing with a large cup of coffee nearby