Book Reviews and Writing Tips

Book Reviews and Writing Tips

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Moving on in the ABNA Contest

From Amazon Website

Well not everything going on in my life right now is crappy.  I was shocked to find I actually passed the pitch round of the ABNA contest this year and am moving on.  I never mentioned entering this to anyone because I didn’t want to jinx it.  On the other hand, I had to do it because I’ve entered every year since the contest started in 2008.  Something wouldn’t feel right to me if I let this pass by without my consideration.

I reworked my pitch and entered the first mystery I’ve written after I did some rewriting.  Yes, Lisa, this is the ms you’re working on.  I entered the same ms last year and never got through the pitch round.  I think my pitch was good enough to perk some interest in reading more, but you never know with writing being subjective.  I guess it landed on the write person’s desk this time.

I’m not expecting to advance much further, but its fun to enter this competition.  I’ve met many good writers along the way during the years of participating in this contest.  At least this year I’ve earned the right to have my excerpt read.  I feel good about that.  I’ll keep you posted next month when they make the next announcement.

Happy writing everyone.  Never let anything stand in the way of pursuing your dreams.


Arlee Bird said...

Whether you make it further or not, I'd call this progress. Congratulations.

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Sunni said...


Thank you. I feel good about it either way.

It's hard for me to turn down a challenge.