I officially completed writing my WIP (aka: manuscript #3) last night! First draft–done! Woot!
Bracing myself for the revision stage…
Before that, I’ve got some work to do on my earlier projects. That’s fine, I like letting my finished works sit untouched for a while before I start revising them, that way I can look at them with fresh eyes.
Contest update: I made it into the first round, which was my goal, so yay! Now I’m matched up against another writer’s entry and I don’t expect to win and move on. My competitor’s entry is better than mine (I’m not being self-deprecating, it’s true). I submitted my query letter and the first 250 words of my book for the contest. I knew going in the first 250 would probably not impress anyone. There’s too much exposition, not enough action. Being only able to submit the first 250 is a bit limiting, but that’s the nature of the contest. It’s okay, I’m getting a lot of helpful comments and feedback from other writers, which is all I wanted, so it’s still a win for me.