I entered my first writing contest today! The Emily Contest through the West Houston RWA. This is an exciting milestone for me, but I am terrified of the results. I'm not expecting a miracle, I know I still have a long way to go. I am looking forward to receiving feedback from the judges to help improve my writing. And hey, if I'm feeling really brave, I will post the results on here when I get them! Finalists are announced on December 15th.
Okay okay, I promise to post the results, even if I come in last! haha. I have to start toughening up my skin, because I know there will be many, many rejections ahead!
Anyway, I know I haven't kept up on this blog, but I did keep my goal earlier this year and finished the first draft of my book back in May. Since then, I have been editing, and editing, and editing some more! I was feeling really confident when I finished the draft, although each round of editing makes me realize how much more I have left to do.
I also joined RWA, and my local chapter, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers. I attended my first HCRW meeting last week, and have two critique partners from the group. Up next? Back to editing, and also to start outlining my next book.