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My first contest entry

Well I entered my first writing contest a week ago. It was for 400 words, the theme was a female finally telling a man that she wanted him. Seems easy enough right?

NO IT ISN’T! Attempting to put your thoughts into words and descriptions of a characters emotions turns out to be a very difficult feat. I envy the greats who can pumped out 20,000 words in a day. That’s superhuman in my opinion, and I bow at their feet declaring…”I’m not worthy, I’m not worthy.” They have turned into my inspiration. Thank you WM authors!

I can finally say I did it! It was the first step to getting my work out there and read by a lot of different people. I didn’t make the first cut but what a rush it was waiting to see how my story would hold up. I also found the it does hurt a little to be rejected but that was over in seconds. 😛 After falling off, I jumped right back on that horse and continued on writing. In fact I don’t think I can stop.

The smoke of the first wave has cleared, and the finalist have been announced. Let’s give a hand to my WM sisters Ali and Jennifer Y! Both ladies entered a fine piece of work. If you haven’t read the stories head over to http://LorelieLong.blogspot.com.  Prop your feet up read them all and then cast your vote!




I’m off and writing!

Thanks to Jambrea, I’ve finally obligated myself to make something happen. Starting with a 400 word short story to a 20,000 word horror/erotic/ paranormal/ scifi/romance with a good dose of comedy story. What a challenge!  Hopefully this will be what it takes to light a fire under me as far as submissions go.

The rules are as follows:

  1. It must be a horror/erotic/ paranormal/ scifi/romance with a good dose of comedy
  2. At least 20k words
  3. We submit to Lyrical Press for publication
  4. If published, we check the sales figures after 90 days, to determine who won.

Submissions are due at the end of October. Good luck to my fellow Writeminded sisters who enter! And may the force be with you. 🙂