I know you understand. Love the contests, love a break from the contests.
At any rate, I wanted to let you know that:
- we're going to have a couple of 1000-word critiques tomorrow, and
- I'll be announcing a Very Fun Christmas Contest with Cool Prize next week!
"Happies" include, but are not limited to:
- Positive results on your query letter (particularly after reading AGENT: DEMYSTIFIED)
- Request for material from agent after feedback on the blog
- Representation from an agent after feedback on the blog
- Representation from a SECRET AGENT after winning a contest
- Book deal after feedback on the blog
- Book deal, period!
- Any quantifiable improvement in your writing, boost in your morale, infusion of encouragement you've received as a fellow aspiring author. It's ALL GOOD!