Need to put a pause on the Twenty-four Short Contest for the time being

in #twentyfourhourshortstorylast year (edited)

Thanks everyone!

I've been doing the Twenty-four hour short story contest for over a year.  I did it for the fun of it, and the chance to connect with other writers.  When I started it, Steem was around $5 so I was giving away $25 to the winners.   @curie supported the contest for a long time, but they are not involved anymore, and I don't make enough steem back to make it profitable.

But at the moment, personal issues are keeping me from keeping a regular posting schedule as I've always done or are needed for a contest.

I've met a lot of great Steemians over the year.  There are too many to list here and I would be afraid that I would miss someone.

I will still be on Steemit, but the regularity of the contest I need to put aside for awhile.

{Edit--I forgot to add @oivas post for the last contest. It was the only one that week, because I had disappeared for awhile.  But check it out.}

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Hey @McTiller, I totally understand you need to quit - for a while, or maybe forever. But I just wanted to let you know I think this was an amazing contest, because of the way it was set-up. For a long time I looked out for the regular Sunday prompts, knowing I'd write a story for it on Monday/Tuesday. It really helped me as a writer, and even though I'm working now on longer projects that made this contest impossible for me the last couple of months, I do want to thank you for organising it.

All the best!

Thank you. It was great to connect with you because of the contest!

@mctiller these contests got me writing again. Seriously, thanks for hosting them. Your years worth of work contributed a hell of a lot to this platform.

All the best

Thanks! Connecting with you because of the contest was a great benefit. I will still be on the platform, but promising to be here every Sunday night or any night, I can't do for awhile.

Take all the time you need

A real shame, but best you look after yourself!

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Thanks. I'm glad the contest meant something to people.

I'm very sorry to see it go. I enjoyed seeing it around and was proud of the one or two stories it inspired me to write. Sometimes you don't know what you got til it's gone.

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