OK, so generally I don't do two posts in one day, but I am excited and nervous and all over feeling like I am going to explode. Or throw up. I can't decide.
My darling husband, Jamey, just sent me home information about a contest. A WRITING CONTEST. It's a local contest and you send them the first 50 pages of your unpublished novel, you know, in a very particular format and all, and then they read them and then if they like yours you become a finalist and you send them the whole thing. There are two runner up prizes and a grand prize person.
I am scared, but I think maybe I should enter it. My hands are shaking and all sweaty right now at the thought of real people reading even part of my book. I want to do this. I went and formatted it to their format right away. And when I looked at where my 50 pages end, it happens to be at a pretty cool spot. I wonder if I should do this. What do you think, my lovely, loyal followers? What if they hate it? What if they like it?
It's not a reflection on me whether they like the book or not, right? . . .And it would only encourage me either way to write more, right? Oh dearie me, I feel sick. C'mon, I need some words of encouragement!!!! HELP!