Okay, so after having nightmares about work for two days, I've got to quit doing this!!!
Today is the big RITA/GOLDEN HEARTS finalists day--calls are going out--the lists will be clogged with congratulations, there will be merriment in the air. I'll be at work--thinking about workly things. LOL
I've only entered books since last year for the published RITA. Never entered the GOLDEN HEART because I kept thinking I needed to write a book really well before I entered. :) And then I sold two teen novels and couldn't enter.
Of course the books I sold also were with the publisher who closed down the YA line before they were published. Which meant that they never were up for sale (Scratch that--one is up on Amazon--Ghostly Liaisons, but
So I was a published author and an unpublished author in a span of two years. :)
But once you're "published" even though I hadn't been, you can't go back to being unpublished according to GOLDEN HEART rules.
Which meant? Darn it...I had to get published AGAIN!!! And then I could enter the RITA.
And show them that make the rules. LOL
In truth, I don't imagine I'll final, but it's like any gamble. If you don't make the effort, you won't fail, but you won't ever have the chance to win either.
And that's the same with publishing work. If you don't send out your work, you won't have to worry about rejection. But you won't ever find a home to publish with either.
Do you ever take a chance at something and win?
"Giving new meaning to the term alpha male."