I just found a competition for writers. The price; 10 000 SEK (about 1 200 USD). It´s an invitation for me, clearly. I know I´m a great writer, I know I will win if I join. The problem is – I have written a story at about 60 000 words, and the competition is for short stories, about 15 000 words. I can shorten my story, no problem. But If I do that, I will get published in a short version – who will publish my long version story then?
The temptations are many, and I have to fight them all! I´m fighting them! Anyway… what´s a prom at the castle worth? Who wants 1 200 USD?