Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My First Ever Contest Entry

I've neglected this blog since RWA, but life has knocked me out and I'm just now getting my bearings back. One of the things I decided at RWA was that I have to put myself out there more as a writer. Tell more people. Talk about it. Don't treat it like just a hobby.

So, in an attempt to let it all hang out, I've entered my very first writing contest. Awesome right?!?

It is kind of awesome, I just wish I had put more work into. I completely forgot the contest, which was writing prompt focused, and literally had to write my entry in about 2 hours. 2 hours and 1,000 words...why can't I do that everyday? :)

I didn't even have time to proof the entry before I sent it in, but this time I was just focused on the getting it out there part. I'm not sure I'll do well in the contest, but I wanted to show myself that it didn't kill me to let other people read my work.

So, if you'd like to read some Romantic Suspense scenes from aspiring authors - and vote on who could win a Q&A and 1 on 1 time with author Kylie Brant, then go here.

Oh, and I guess the other part of putting myself out there would be telling you which entry is mine. :) That would be Say Goodbye. Hope you stop by and check it out!


  1. Good for you!

    1,000 words in 2 hours? Yeah, wish I could do that all the time too!

  2. It totally isn't normal for me! But, I felt totally free to write whatever since it wasn't my WIP - made me think that sometimes not worrying about where I'm going with the story might help me move it along faster!

  3. Now, you break it down... 1,000 in 2 hours. 500 words in an hour. 250 words in 30 minutes. You can do 30 minutes a day...

    And I thought you went somewhere interesting. Took the prompt and rode with it. I hope you make it to the next round so I can see what you come up with!


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