But as in the famed "Pet Shop Sketch" featuring John Cleese and Michael Palin from the British comedy series Monty Python’s Flying Circus, perhaps the time has come to ask whether The Writer’s Drawer is now a “dead parrot” or is just “resting.”
It is difficult to answer this question; however, one of the indicators of a creative writing website’s success is the number of newcomers submitting material. Other than for the latest competition, The Writer’s Drawer Poetry Writing Contest, the winners of which will be announced at the end of December 2015, few new writers have contacted the website in the last two or three months with a view to posting their work, and even the more veteran ones are lying low.
I’m hoping that there will be a resurgence of submissions in the New Year. If not, I will have to reassess the future of the website, perhaps take it in a different direction, or even close it altogether. Any ideas from readers will be welcome.
In the meantime, I wish everyone Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year, and let’s hope the website has not “gone to meet its maker,” like the parrot so hilariously presented in the sketch.