After nearly a month in the waiting Saturday saw the final of the PulpIdol competition at the siren Café in Liverpool. I had been looking forward to taking part in the night and I was fairly relaxed about it, well until I stepped foot into the venue. Then the nerves finally struck. A few of my friends had come down to support me and this was the possibly the first time that they had heard/read any of my writing.
— Writing on the Wall (@wowfest) June 2, 2014
The final was the same format as the heats. Each finalist had to read three minutes from their chapters. Ten people were due to attend the final, though only nine read their chapters. One of the heat winners couldn’t make it unfortunately.
I was drawn out of the hat fourth to read. I managed to dodge the bullet of going first. I hadn’t timed my and I had to be wrapped up before I overran. Thankfully it was at a decent point in the chapter.
I wasn’t too sure how it had gone down but I was reasonably pleased. My friends thought it was good and a couple of people in audience who I didn’t know came up to me to say they enjoyed what I had written, which was nice to hear.
After the deliberations the three judges came back to announce the winners. Sadly I didn’t win, but I wasn’t too disappointed. It would have been nice to win, but I was just pleased to make it to the final and get my chapter published.
Here’s to getting my chapter published in the near future.