Good news this morning:
Last Wednesday, I submitted a six-sentence story to six sentences, a blog that publishes a different story each day. The rules are simple. You're guaranteed a response within six days, the title cannot be more than 36 characters, and you have exactly six sentences to tell a story. Anyone can submit. So I wrote one, submitted it, and tried not to think too much about it, in case they hated the story. Turns out, they liked it a lot, and it's today's blog post.
There's talk about a writing contest at JMU, which I think would get a great turn out. Maybe I'm biased, but I think my fellow students are talented in a variety of areas, writing being one of them. Hopefully it pans out.