It’s been quite a long time since I had an news update for the website. Seeing as how I’ve sort of ignored my literary career. There have been really no developments for a while and school has taken up my time. I did come across this website: www.writersblockinternational.com and thought I might as well submit something. There was one other time that I can remember submitting something for a writing contest. You may recall the Blizzard writing contest from a while ago: The Defias Mystery. Of course, that was a short project which I had to get done quickly.
My most recent finished manuscript, Fallen Raven, was just begging me to do something with it. After all, I did spend a year or so writing it and then editing it, though it probably needs another edit. But, I found this writing contest and then I thought: “Why not submit Fallen Raven to the contest?” I wasn’t sure what to do with the manuscript. Should I once again put up my money to self-publish? Could I somehow do a better job marketing it then I did my previous work? Or should I once again spend months and months sending quireys to literary agencies in hopes someone decides to represent me? I never made a decistion, because life got busy and then I went back to school. But, something told me to enter the manuscript into this contest and so I did.
Several months past and I had forgotten all about it until I received an e-mail saying that the winner and runner-ups would be announced soon. I was a bit confused at first till I remembered the contest. So, I counted the final few days until recieveing the good news: “Congradualtions Your script has been selected as a runner-up for the 2010 Writers Block International Writing Competition.” I was shocked to say the least. This was the first time I had won any kind of reward or contest to do with my writing skills! You can see the results of the contest on the site: Contest Winners.
At some point, the site will have a synopsis of my book there too. What does this mean for me? I don’t know for sure, but exposure of any kind at this point is good. I just thought I’d share this good fortune with you all. I’m greatful for this luck and I am curious about what this may bring. At the very least, maybe this means I should concider searching for an agent again…