My writing continues to move forward as does the contest. I have been spending a lot of my time writing "rambles" or short excerpts and notes on the things in my life as they move me enough to do so. Some have been about love, others confusion, and some about being petty. I plan to incorporate them into a character in my next novel which I have been spending a lot of time brain storming about. My work has slowed on my contest entry as I find it so very painful to edit; I find it less inspiring and joyful; I find it to actually be WORK I guess is my problem.
I have just a couple of questions about the contest if anyone knows the answers. 1. If, by the stroke of good fortune, you happen to win the contest, are you obligated to publish with this group or does the material still remain yours to do with as you wish? 2. If you pay someone to edit your manuscript, are you then disqualified from the contest? I am hoping to have someone edit my manuscript, and I am wondering if I can enter the edited version, or if I must submit the version that has only been seen by my eyes?
Thanks everybody, happy writing, hopefully the spring air will inspire us all and the looming of a deadline will push us through the occasional moments of teetered ambitions.