My Writing Path (part 1)
I wrote a story and it sucked. Without meaning to, I tweaked and twisted my life into a novel, only with a happily-ever-after-guy in the mix. I wrote another story. This time I only touched on my life. My fate was sealed; I had become a writer.
Funny thing about discovering a dream, it comes loaded with fantasies. Write a book and voila! You land an agent who quickly secures an attentive publisher and top of the line editor. With magic at work behind the scenes, your wonderful story ends up on a bookstore shelf! Oh my goodness, people you haven't spoken to in decades call and email you. You're so awesome because you wrote a book. There are two truths in this ramble, the wrote a book part, and the awesome part.
So here's what you need to know about entering contests. Each one has formatting guidelines. Read them carefully. Make sure you choose one that will benefit you even if your work doesn't place. Just so you know, tons of people suck at contests. They do...okay, I do. Oh, and Marissa Meyer does too. I know this because I went to one of her book signing events where she spoke about her process post cementing herself as a writer.
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