Entering contests…

So…

I did it.

I entered Cupid´s Blind Speed Dating contest…If you haven´t heard about it and you have a manuscript that´s complete and revised (or my case revised many times :P), all the info is here

Pressing send is scary. It´s exhilarating but it´s really terrifying. I mean everybody can go and read my updated query (focus on romance) and updated (many times over) first 250 words. (psssshhhh if you want to see it, it´s Bouncer Post 37)

Definitely not as relaxed as my cat

Definitely not as relaxed as my cat

And the other entries are AMAZING  So much talent!

At the end of the month, my pitch and first 250 words will be posted up for PitchWars and I get all nervous just thinking about it too.

But all those contests, they´re not only bringing me amazing connections (through PitchWars I already *met* so many wonderful writers + my mentor extraordinaire Dahlia), they´re also teaching me to:

Put. My. Words. Out. There.

In the big wild world. They also give me great feedback. They help me become a better writer. And I can try to help others too.

Best of luck to all of you entering contests! We´re going to rock them 🙂

21 Comments

  1. Dahlia says:

    Awww, you ❤ So lucky to have such fab mentees, and I'm so glad you're getting so much out of contests and loving them as much as I do! Good luck to you in all of them!!

  2. jamieayres says:

    Contests is an awesome way to get feeback . . . just remember though, they’re just someone’s opinion. You have to go with your heart/gut! Good luck to you and congrats on putting your work out there for the world to see–it is a scary thing!

  3. Jessica Silverstein says:

    How exciting! Best of luck with the contest, but more importantly, enjoy! It’s so cool that you’re getting more confident and connected doing all these things.

  4. Jaime says:

    Good for you, Elodie! You’re very brave. I might have been tempted to submit as well if I didn’t have to rewrite my query and my story’s opening lol. They’re not exactly in a position to be viewed right now. I hope you get lots of great exposure and feedback! 🙂

  5. Colin says:

    All the best to you in the contest, Elodie! I think the two biggest initial phases of the writer’s life are 1) telling other people you’re a writer, and 2) showing your work to other people. Regardless of the contest’s outcome, you’ve passed both with flying colors! 🙂

Comments put a smile on my face :-)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: