Monday, October 19, 2009

So I Tried Something New

Yep. I tried something new.

You may be wondering... new food? new sport? (Umm, if it's not cars going around in circles, preferably on dirt... then I'm probably not there, but I am gaining an affinity for hockey.) new outfit?

Sorry, but none of the above.

I wrote something for a contest.

I'm super protective of my work. I know it needs critiqued and I know it will be shredded (I'm also of the opinion that a good, blunt CP who can tell you straight what needs fixed is a Godsend). Does that bother me? Nope, because what doesn't drive me crazy will make the work stronger and better.

But still...

Would they like it? I'm not versed in writing paranormal, so would they laugh at it? Is the thing too contrived to be taken seriously?

Yep. All these things ran through my mind. (Did I mention I'm a worrier? Oh yeah, I am SO there.)

So, I pushed that aside, ran the idea for the story by a CP I trust very much, knuckled down, wrote the story, and sent it off to another trusty CP. Yep, I'm treating it like I'm sending it off to an editor.

What will she think? I have no idea. The first CP liked the idea, but I've learned that what one person loves and makes them cry is the ONE THING that another person HATES.

But if she thinks it's worthy of contest entrance, then I'm golden.

More details later, as I don't want to embarrass myself if the story really does suck.



s7anna said...

Hey Wendy,

Keep your chin up! You're going to be absolutely fine! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you....

Best of luck with the writing competition...Be sure to update us as you go along...

Happy Reading!!!
Anna Shah Hoque

Marianne Arkins said...

Yeah, yeah... bet it sucks.

:::rolls eyes:::


Wendi Zwaduk and Megan Slayer said...

Thanks for the kudos Anna! I appreciate it.

M~... well, what can I say... how about this: Thank God you don't mince words. : )

makenwords said...

You'll have to send me the link to it when you win! Good luck.

Helen Hardt said...

Good luck, Wendi!

Wendi Zwaduk and Megan Slayer said...

I'll keep you all posted.

Thanks Linda. I'll send the link.

Thanks Helen. I appreciate the 'atta girl.