03 February 2010

Yet Another Writing Contest

I just received an Email today that informed me that there is a writing contest through Amazon. All I have to do is submit a novel and if I win, I get a publishing contract and a $15,000 advance. Yes, I know I don't stand a snowball's chance to win, but I figure that I might as well enter and see what happens. However, there's just a very small problem: you see, I haven't even looked at my novel since I finished it and the deadline to enter this contest is Sunday.

So, I opened the file and began the arduous task of trying to rewrite the thing. I'm currently on page 7 of 105 and I can't believe how many mistakes I made. So far, I've discovered one relationship error (a grandson instead of a nephew) and numerous other errors. I have already had to make a few serious revisions and I know that there will be many more down the road. Frankly, I think that I'll be lucky to get through one complete re-write before the deadline.

Anyway, I've bored you enough, so I guess the break is over and I need to get back to work.


  1. You can't win if you don't enter - so go for it! Good luck! :)

  2. Good luck to you, and thanks for writing about this - I didn't know (goes stumbling off to work on own novel)

  3. Oh, I just went over there - looks like you have to submit by Feb. 7 - har har hardy har har! I will aim for next year I think!

  4. Good luck, you never know unless you try.

  5. Good luck! At least you know it'll be ready to go for the next contest that comes up too!

  6. Storm, The Psychotic Housewife: Thank you! I just hope I can get the re-write done in time.

    Lidian: Thank you. Yeah, I just received notification about this yesterday, I hope I have enough time to get it done...we'll see :)

    Ann: Thank you. I'll give it the "ole college try"

    BeadedTail: Thank you. Yes, at least it will be finally completed:)


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