So here’s the thing. I want to enter something in the Maggie’s. Listen up, people. I’m talking (basically) two critiques from published authors for $25–even if I don’t final. Can’t beat that with a stick.
I have completed WIP’s I could submit. Trouble is I’ve already entered them in a couple contests each. I have the feedback, even have a Harlequin rejection on one. The other finaled, but the editors weren’t wowed.
So I’m sitting here waffling because I’d like to enter one of my new WIP’s to see if I can write Silhouette Desires better than Harlequin American Romance or Silhouette Special Edition. I’ve just started writing both and neither would be near finished–well, closer by the time the finalists are announced, I guess, but still. Entering means writing a Synopsis for a book I haven’t written and I don’t plot ahead. Scary!
I’ve already had the experience with FKoG where I thought I’d enter two contests for collective feedback and finaled in both, much to my shock. Oh, wait. That was a good thing, wasn’t it. Even if I did get a bit discouraged from the comments, I learned something. Hmmm. Okay, maybe I’ve figured out my own dilemma.
Enter… let whatever happens, happen. I still get the feedback–right?