I went on the Barbour Books website as they have new publishing projects posted from time to time. This one is Heavenly Humor for the Cat Lover’s Soul the deadline is tomorrow, Nov. 2nd. They require two 500 word devotionals. Can I do it? Yes! I'm excited about this one and hope they'll accept my submission.
I learned at Seekerville about the RWA Silicon Valley's Gotcha! Contest. Unpubbed writers send in their first 15 pages of their romance manuscript. 4 entries in each category, inspirational included, will be reviewed by a Harlequin editor. Problem. Deadline is Nov. 4th. I'm still debating if this is even feasible. Last time I had a chance to enter a first 15 page Audience with an Agent contest I determined it was cutting it too close and it just wasn't fitting in. I decided to wait until their next one next year. Same goes for the Launching a Star Contest at Spacecoast Authors of Romance (RWA) in September. It just wasn't going to happen this year.
The more I learn about these opportunities I am naturally drawn to them, but it isn't always realistic. That also goes for NaNoWriMo. I've never participated and can't do it this November either since I have a lot of website work going on, three interviews (I'm one of them and two I'm hosting), and some book reviews to get done. I'm trying to not create a crisis over my writing and take it in stride. I never realized that writing would require so much discernment. And a lot of prayer.
How do you decide when to get involved in a writing project or not? How do you feel about contests?