I see 'My Account' says that I have been a member for 1 year 11 weeks. I assume this began when I entered last years contest at the end of January, 2010.
I have learned a lot in the course of this contest. It has been useful to help me hone my writing skills and I am grateful to all the sponsors.
You have all been an inspiration. Thank-you.
Here, I first learned to complete a first draft, fast, fast, fast. To pour myself into the pages, to set goals, and discovered that deadlines force me to rise to the occasion.
With the help of many... some who will read this blog, I grasped how to take that first draft and mould it into a compelling story. Some of those stories have been published.
During last years contest, I wrote a mid-grade urban fantasy.
I spent the last year revising it, writing a synopsis, and finally, a query letter.
I sent that query out to five carefully chosen agents.
Last week, my manuscript was requested by a New York agent.
I'm quite beside myself!
This is the beginning, and she may choose not to represent it, but I'm on my way.
I do not seek fortune, but an audience for my stories.
I wish you all luck. It has been an amazing experience for me.
(Hey airlover... go girl)