Writing competitions: to submit or not?

Final

I procrastinated for three and half weeks, visited Shanghai Disneyland but somehow (the gods of procrastination must have been busy or distracted) managed to still submit a synopsis to the RWA (Australia) Selling Submission competition.

I don’t think I have ever been as nervous as I was when I pressed send; ok that might be a slight exaggeration. It was right up there with sending the dubious work email to your boss/work colleague/arch nemesis, where you spend ten minutes re-reading the email and thinking about the pros and cons of sending it. Press send than realise there was a typo and you can’t recall the email back.

But the only way to move forward is to share your work and learn from the feedback you are given. So send I must.

On the bright side, I now have a roadmap for how I think my current WIP ends….or do I?

What has been your experience in entering writing competitions? The good, the bad, the ugly?

Published by Tamara Nikolai

Dreamer. Wanderer. Writer. Just trying to find my place in the world... oh look a unicorn.

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