It had never occurred to me in the past to enter a writing competition, but a gal from my NYC writers’ group got her agent through a competition, so I figured I had nothing to lose.
Results came out this week, and while I’m not a finalist, I’m pleased with my scores. Out of a possible 135 points, I got 116, with several 5s (the best grade). One of the judges even said that she’d buy my book! I’m feeling quite encouraged (and being extra cautious about my use of the word “so” because…it was bad, y’all).
I’m glad I entered, because I needed that boost. Hopefully next year, I’ll move up to finalist!