As part of a writing festival at my local library in November, they're running a short story and poetry competition. You don't have to be a resident to enter, just an Australian citizen, but they are offering extra prizes for local residents.
I stumbled across the information for the competition quite by chance as I was renewing my library books and thought it might be a good opportunity to see if I could actually finish a piece of writing for something that's not this blog.
So for the last week I've been working on a little story inspired by the tales of my childhood and after having a lovely (and trusted) friend give me feedback, this afternoon I've finished it and entered it into the competition. As an added bonus, the story forms a completed chapter for the book I've been toying with for the last two years. Hopefully this will be inspiration to keep plugging away at that.
In any case, it's a good feeling to have finished a piece.
Let's see what happens.