So now it will be shortened.
I am incredibly fortunate to have a wonderful group of writer friends, who have encouraged, cajoled, coached and prodded me on this crazy journey called publishing. I know I am about the luckiest person in the world to have acquired such wonderful support.
With my recent whining about how I just don't get this querying, blogging, searching, sort of thing and its more discouraging than enlightening, I get told about this contest. As I am hemming and hawing, a few of those wonderful writer friends, tell me to enter a particular novel I had been working on. They would probably just as soon club me over the head to make their point, but they try to be kind. So I am giving it a shot.
And because I owe it to them for their support and helpfulness, I am going to try and make it worthwhile. So I am off to work on the pitch and the short excerpt to make sure it's as good as I can manage. Maybe I'll have a bit of success or at least learn something. But just knowing I have such great writers helping me, makes me a winner already.
So hang around, see what's happening. I don't know what it will be like, but I intend to hold on as tightly as I can for this wild ride, so I don't get thrown right out of the starting gates. And thanks Ladies, you are the best.