As a few of you may remember, I entered a writing contest in November. I knew the work wasn't ready, but I decided to go for it anyway to gauge if I was on the right track. I got my act together, cleaned up the first 4,000 words of my novel, wrote my first synopsis, crossed my fingers, and hit submit.
Four months later and a gmail alert pops up on my desktop - results from the contest! Not really knowing what to expect, I was a little hesitant to open the judges' scoresheets. I remembered while reading the contest rules that you had to score at least a 160/200 and place in the top three of your category to be placed in front of an agent. I was just hoping I'd scored above 160.
I'd been having nightmares all week about what kinds of things the judges would say. I welcome criticism, I
I didn't place in the top three for my category, but I'm very happy with my 177, especially considering this was an 'old' version of the novel and many things have changed since then. If nothing else, the contest has boosted my confidence that I'm headed the right direction, and with a little more polishing, my little book will soon be ready for an agent's eyes.
I think I can do this...?!