Friday, December 16, 2011

Editing - Why do I neglect you?

I just realized today that the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest begins accepting entries on January 23, 2012.  It's not that far away!  Last year I made it through the first round based on my 300 word pitch, but my excerpt didn't make the cut.  It also got bad reviews.  I have edited "To Love Without Hope" since that time, but I would like to edit it again with the information that I've learned in my creative writing class this semester. 

I really would like to make it past the excerpt round this time and though the odds are against me, I really think it is a great experience to be entered in a contest. 

I really need to stop goofing around and do some serious editing on "To Love Without Hope".  I would like to enter my new novel, but I haven't touched it since July and there's no way it could be edited in time.

Even though it is a little over a month away, will you consider entering a manuscript into the contest?


  1. Hi Krista,

    I am planning to enter in the YA category for the first time this year.

  2. sounds great! just finished a round of edits, after procrastinating for months i got into it for an editing nano =)

  3. Wow! I think contests are fun and this one sounds really exciting! Good luck!

  4. @Ryann - That's great! Good luck to you! :)

    @Tara - Congrats on finishing a round of editing! I just need to get some motivation to do that. :)

    @Emily - Thank you! I really like doing contests, it is great experience!