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Last night I hit an epic high in my writing year. You know that moment. The one where you hit SEND! It only happens a few times a year, for contests and submitting to editors or agents.
That high moment lasts for just a short time and then the WAITING WILLIES kick in. Yep, just when we feel we’ve arrived we have to wait to see if we will be rejected.
If you are new to the writing road, realize that WAITING is a huge part of your new career! Now that you’ve hit SEND there are some things you should keep in mind.
3 Tips While Celebrating Writing Contest Submissions:
*Celebrate your achievement. Allow yourself to take a few minutes and celebrate your hard work. Do your happy feet dance.
*Realize the purpose for the contests. Yes, we all want to win. BUT don’t start writing your acceptance speech just yet. The truth is that even if your submission is perfection, you still might not final. Judging is subjective.
The focus of your contest entry should be receiving solid feedback. If you focus on this area, you will be much more satisfied with the outcome. Finaling or winning is just the bonus round.
*”Whistle While You Work” and just keep writing. If you stop and wait for the results of a contest, you will lose valuable writing time. Especially since the announcements of finalists can be discouraging if you don’t final, utilize the steam you have right now.
Have you entered a contest this past year? Let’s celebrate together!
Tell us the name of the contest and the genre/category you submitted to enter the drawing.