Archive for the ‘ contests ’ Category

Tumblr Tuesdays

17th July 2013 | 1 Comment

Hands on Keyboard: July 16, 2013 I don’t even know how to begin describing this last week but here it goes. Last Monday I entered Chrysalis into a Secret Agent Contest and got chosen by the random number generator. From Tuesday to Friday other participants, along with an Anonymous Agent offered critiques on the first 250 words. [...]


Tuesday’s Pitch Madness Prep

5th March 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s five days into March and I’m certain I should be spazzing about something. I have intense goals scattered all over the place. I’m preparing for my next sash level in Kung Fu. I’m in charge of my ward’s Easter Program–Music and Speakers. In connection to Easter I decided to embark on a massive origami [...]


Slow Monday

14th November 2011 | 0 Comments

(My Weekly HoK Post!) On November 1st, I entered my query for Chrysalis into a contest. Winners got manuscript requests from the agent holding the contest and everyone else got a critique explaining on why she would pass on the contestant’s project. You could even participate if you’d been rejected by her before. It took her a week [...]


Slightly Somber Contest Results

12th July 2011 | 0 Comments

(Most of this is taken from my HoK post!) Besides the obvious, rejection or even not winning, can be horrifically disappointing. What’s worse, sometimes, is to not even place or get an honorable mention. That is what I’m experiencing now that the results for the First Page Contest are up. I didn’t win, I didn’t [...]


Whirlwind Writerly Weekend (with the footnotes to prove it)

28th June 2011 | 0 Comments

Yesterday I mentioned in my HoK post that I was still trying to think through and manage the emotional roller coaster that was Shelley Watter’s [1] First Page Contest. I think I’m finally ready, so here it goes.[2] It started Friday night. I pulled out Chrysalis’ prologue and dusted it off.[3] I figured out I [...]