It’s competition time and so far I’ve been shortlisted for 2 writing competitions.
First Novel and WriteHereRightNow. I’m very excited and feel like I’ve won just being shortlisted.
I recommend entering competitions when you’re at the point of submitting your MS to agents. It will give you a good indication of whether your novel is ready for the world and competitions are good deadlines to give yourself to get your MS up to scratch.
It is so easy in writing just to drift along and realise that a year has past and in many ways your no further forward. I need goals to keep the momentum going and to feel like I’m achieving something, be it an editing goal or getting a submission in for a competition.
A good website to look at to see what competitions are out there is Aerogramme Studio.
Good luck with the writing all!