One of my sisters planted a seed in my mind and its grown to become a full-fledged entity to deal with: Why don’t you enter a writing contest?
I’d never thought of it before. My focus has been on magazine submissions, building my web presence (many thanks to you readers for tuning in), and working on my latest manuscript. When I began to investigate what opportunities were out there, my competitive drive took over and I find myself happily grooming a couple of works for submission. I’m enjoying the process and as I prepare to send off my first entry, I would plant the same seed in your mind: Why not enter your best work in a writing contest? You’ll be challenged in ways unimaginable but fruitful. You’ll be inspired in the face of competition.
Here a few contests I am eyeing, but there are hundreds out there.
Best of luck, and here’s to creating some winning work.