Contest News!!

Since getting back my critiques from a contest I entered I have been depressed.   I didn’t think I scored well.   I’ve been telling myself that a 78 out of a possible 100 could have been worse but I had no real perspective…until now! 

Today while digesting my own scores and deciding which suggested changes I was going to implement I received some inspiring news.  A fellow writer and mentor is a finalist in the same contest!  Her entry was in a different category than my own but her overall score was only 11 points higher. 

I’ve chosen to look at this as good news.  While that means I need to improve by a point in at least 11 areas…it means I only need to improve a point in 11 areas.  And for me personally it means I need to revise/rehash/rethink/redo my summary because that was where I took a beating.

As an aspiring writer I need constant inspiration and motivation to keep going and today I was inspired.  I hope she wins and has her novel published.  I will be the first in line to buy her book!

Fellow authors, don’t give up!  Find inspiration.  We all need it.  Keep on keeping on.  The rewards will come….someday.

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About One Strong Southern Girl

I write fitness tips and reviews on exercise videos. I also write young adult fiction. I love tattoos and books. I exercise...a lot. I'm a parent, wife, sister, daughter, and friend. View all posts by One Strong Southern Girl

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