Listen up, boys and goyls: do we have a treat for you!?!
If you’re Irish, you know that St. Patrick’s Day is next month–and in my book, that’s just around the corner (you may know about St. Paddy’s if you’re not Irish too :D).
Last year a few of us got to talking and we asked ourselves this question: “What could be better than sitting around on St. Paddy’s Day evening drinking a (possibly green) beer?” The answer is simple. Sitting around drinking a (possibly green) beer and reading some great fiction, that’s what!
And we pulled it off in fine style too! (You can go read the entries here).
Things went so well, that we’re gonna do it again this year: Announcing the SECOND annual “Drunk At First Sight” Blogfest!
Here’s how it’ll work:
1) Sign up below.
2) Write a new scene or short story, or dust off an old one, about a love/relationship/situation that also includes one or more of the following elements:
—St. Paddy’s Day as important event or setting
—Use of Ireland or anything Irish as a setting or prop
—An alcohol related event (party, hangover, cocktails, AA meeting, etc.)
3) Just prior to March 17th (St. Pat’s Day), post said story to your blog.
4) On St. Paddy’s Day, cruise around the interwebs, drink in hand, and check out everybody’s amazing fiction.
That’s all there is to it! Sounds like great fun–and in keeping with the St. Paddy’s Day spirit. And please please please feel free to re-post the badge up top and get the word out. As my good friend Bono sez every time I see him: “The more the merrier!!!”
P.S. A careful reader may note that the Bono reference is simply me getting my fiction started early!