Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

27 May 2005, 15:48 p.m.

I Have Six Months

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2005 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

The Bookslut blog told me about The Twentysomething Writers Contest. Yes, I'd be giving up my rights to that essay in case Random House wanted to publish it, but it's not like my writing is a finite resource. So I have about 180 days to come up with between 500 and 5,000 words that define my generation.