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.
03 February 2010
Yet Another Writing Contest
I am currently a stay at home father/teacher to two wonderful children. I have also authored two books: The Farm House The Farm House and Building Your Retaining Wall, which are both available through Kindle. I like to cook and experiment with new recipes.I also currently have a blog where I write about everything ranging from weight loss to landscaping and just about everything in between.