I can't believe we almost into May! Now we are saying goodbye to April, I've started to think about the writing projects I want to finish (and start writing) in the next few months. I don't know about you, but I like having a potential idea that I can think about/make notes on.
I'm almost done with the first draft of a new MS (with two others that are in the various stages of writing and editing). We all know that writing, while wonderful, is a bit of a roller coaster. There, as always, those high peak moments when the words are flowing. When everything feels like it is coming together. Then you get those stomach dropping moments where every. single. word. makes. your. brain. bleed.
And here is the eternal struggle of a writer:
Also, I just wanted to remind you about the pitch opportunities Angelica posted about on Monday. Missed the post? Here's Angelica to remind you:
With our Mystery Agent Contests still in limbo while we figure out how to streamline them--and also how to add some new energy--I know you all are itching to enter something! Here are a few opportunities coming up in the next few weeks:
First up is a Pitch Event with Spencer Hill Contemporary, the contemporary YA imprint of Spencer Hill Press. The fabulous Brenda Drake will be hosting it April 28 through April 30.
You’ll need only the meat of your query (hook & mini-synopsis), and you only have 200 words (max). The submission post with instructions will go live on April 28 12:01AM EDT on Brenda Drake's blog.
Then on May 1st, a Rafflecopter will go up on Brenda Drake's blog for The Writer's Voice Contest. TWV is open to the following genres:
Adult Science Fiction
YA fiction (all genres)
MG fiction (all genres)
If you're one of the 150 randomly selected entrants, you'll get to post your query and first 250 words for agents to fight over!
But maybe novels aren't your thing and you're more into short fiction. WOW! Women on Writing has quarterly flash fiction contests, and their spring contest closes May 31. This time around the judge is literary agent Sally Apokedak, and she'll be looking at entries that fall within the 250-750 word limit. There is an entry fee of $10 for this one, FYI.
So polish up your pitches and take a leap into a contest! What are you waiting for?