A month and a bit ago I came across a website, probably through BlogHer by a novelist called Joshilyn Jackson. Her blog is called Faster than Kudzu and she’s reinstated the Zero Boss’s Blogging for Books.
When the Zero Boss was doing it I never got around to submitting an entry. As the name suggests, you write a blog entry related to a particular topic. Your blog entry is judged and if it wins, you win a book. Sounds good to me.
So it has two plusses for me. There’s the potential to win a book and it’s also a way to force me to write. I submitted an entry for March which was to write about the military in some form or other. I didn’t win by the way, and I didn’t get into the top six or seven but I did get a blog post out of it.
The other great thing about the chosen topics is that they’re really broad and can be interpreted in myriad ways.
Unfortunately I missed April’s submission. This is why I’ve added the weblog link to my ‘Blogs I read’ links so I can keep up with her blog and the Blogging for Books and get me some writin’ practise. Go and have a look, you might want to submit an entry yourself.