Sunday, February 04, 2007

Stepping out of the Boat...

Obviously I'm not watching The Superbowl. I confess, I know nothing about football and have no desire to learn.
My son is watching the game - do I get points for that?

I have good news. I'm growing. Not physically, I hope, as I'm really trying to lose the holiday handles I've gained...
No, I'm growing in other areas. Stretching myself, doing things I wouldn't normally do.
I entered The Genesis Contest.
So what?
Well, for me, entering a major Christian Fiction contest is a pretty big deal.
Entering any contest is a big deal.
But, after much encouragement from my wonderful writing buddies, I decided I have nothing to lose, and maybe some things to gain. What's the worst that can happen? I won't place, or final, or win?
Oh, well.
On the other hand, who knows...
So, I took a chance. Polished up those twenty-five pages and sent them out.
They tell me the comments from the judges will be invaluable.
I certainly hope so.
If not, ACFW is welcome to my $35.00 donation, no hard feelings! In facf, entering was so empowering, I might just enter a second manuscript. Ha.
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Speaking of writing, which I am,
I'm on page 127 of my work in progress, Yesterday's Tomorrow. I'm a SOTP writer, but I do have a good idea where this book is going. I'm not sure if Kristin and Luke agree with me yet, but they'll come around.
I do have to say that I'm loving writing this story. They've been hanging arond a while, waiting for me to let them loose on the world. And oh boy, do they have some things to say.
Some days I have to remind them we're writing for CBA. But it's 1967, Vietnam...
Some days, I have to just let them have their say.
I'll clean them up later.

Okay, going to take my crazy pill now. Thanks for stopping by.


Paula said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I loved hearing from you. I thought I would mention that your blog is coming up very difficult to read. You said you hadn't had comments in a while, maybe that's why. The white border on the left blocks out the beginning of each line of type on my screen.

Good luck with your contest entry!!

Heidi said...

Hi Cathy. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I think your blog is easy to read, at least on my screen.

Anyhow, good luck with this writing contest. It sounds like a great way to stretch yourself and learn and be part of something fun.


Rebecca said...

Congratulations on stepping out of the boat and sending off your manuscript! Other writers tell me that it is a little like letting go of a I guess it has its joys and sorrows....Good Luck.....Your blog is hard to read on my screen as well, I think Yvonne needs to make some adjustments. It comes up just as Paula says on my screen as well.