Today I took a leap. Two leaps actually.
I entered the Blind Speed Dating contest over at Cupid’s Literary Connection. Eek! The last time I competed in a writing contest I was in grade six. I wrote a very flowery poem about a unicorn and decorated it with shiny stickers. That was quite a while ago (longer than I care to admit), so this felt like kind of a big deal to me. I’d been lurking over there, perusing the submissions and trying to work up the courage to take a stab at it when someone else I know (gee, I wonder who?) also decided to give it a go. I figure, what do I have to lose? Ten dollars and my dignity. I can manage that.
I signed up for an online writing class at LitReactor.com: The Art of the Query, taught by Bree Ogden. I’m super excited about it, but also really nervous. Nothing like posting a pitch for your story and having a bunch of total strangers dissect it. I’m sure they’ll all be very helpful, and I can’t wait to hear what wisdom Bree has to impart about the elusive perfect query.
So both leaps could result in face plants, or when all's said and done, I could be jumping for joy. Either way, I figure half the reward is in the trying. :)