One thing I resolved to do is finish my dang cat story before I entered any more contests. I mean, I could keep putting my cowboy story on the contest circuit, but I’d want an agent as the final judge. My reasoning for entering contests has always been for feedback (except the Golden Heart, where you get no feedback). I’m not changing the beginning of my cowboy story. So why enter contests?
And worse, what if my Golden Heart-nominated story DIDN’T final? Talk about an ego blow.
This comes up now because an RWA contest is low on entries. It happens frequently. It happened in the Beacon. And I thought and thought and thought about entering, and decided if it had an agent as a final judge, I might think about it more. But for now, I’m done with contests until my cat story is done.
So what’s your opinion about contests?