If you have not checked out or participated in the Writers Helping Writers Amazing Race going on over at Writers Helping Writers: Home of the Bookshelf Muse from Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi, YOU ARE MISSING OUT!!
It's DAY 3 and they are still going strong helping out writers every single day this week and giving out prizes!
I'm so glad to be a part of this. I'm not a professional anything but I'm hoping that my simple unbiased advice to other writer's helps them in some way. The feedback I've gotten from them so far has been really great. I guess we are actually helping each other.
Please head over to check out all the goodness. Maybe you will see a category (there are 10) that you wouldn't mind a little help with! It's as simple as filling out an online form and sitting back waiting for a reply.
If you entered the Front Porch Romance October Tailgate Hop Giveaway...here is a list of the winners.
1 – April Warren – Winner of ‘What Goes Around’ by Anne Bikov and ‘Charity’s Heart’ by Sofia Diana Gabel.
2 – Tiffany Seiler Roe – Winner of a $10.00 gift certificate from Front Porch Romance and ‘Coming Home’ by Misty Matthews.
3 – Christa Simpson –Winner of ‘The Captain’s Promise’ by Susanne Matthews and ‘The Rock Star’s Girls’ by Tasha Taylor.
4 – Erin Thompson – Winner of ‘Maguire’s Corner’ by Heather M. Gardner and ‘Stolen Treasures’ by Christy Newton.
5 – Danielle Sharon Saffell – Winner of ‘The Makeover’ by Monica Garry-Allen and ‘The Rebel’s Promise’ by Jane Godman.
Front Porch Romance ~ http://www.frontporchromance.com/
Congrats to you all and we hope you enjoy the reads!
I have a tiny pet peeve that I'd like to get off my chest.
This past month held the So You Think You Can Write contest from HQN/MB. You might remember me talking about it incessantly last year.
I did not participate this year. I already know that I'm not the kind of writer that HQN is looking for.
But, I kept an eye on things via Twitter, remembering all the excitement and the new friends that I had made a year ago.
What I can't fathom is why some of these writers would enter a contest this established with an unfinished manuscript.
Many of them were talking about finishing the MS before the contest deadline. Even after they had chosen the Top 50 I saw a few were scrambling to finish writing before they had to email their whole MS to HQN.
Now, I get editing. We can edit our own work until the day its published and even after. We will always find something we think needs fixin'.
But, not to have a finished their MS before they entered? How can you even like your own MS without an ending? How do you edit and polish it to the gold-standard when you only wrote it an hour before?
Maybe its just me.