I went to the Writer’s Digest website. Each year, there is a writing competition and many categories to choose from. I saw a few categories I was interested in. No surprise, right? I mean, I just went from participating in Picture Book Idea Month to Blogging 201. Does that make me ambitious? Yes, in a way, it does. Personally, I want to become a better writer and improve my craft. By participating in the above activities, I feel I have done just that – gotten better at what I do. And, it also helps me to branch out into other writing projects.
Here is my question: should I REALLY enter the Writer’s Digest 85th Annual Writing Competition? The whole idea of it terrifies me. There are so many people that I am competing against. Do I even stand a chance at getting the top prizes? A part of me wants to say that I do, but, “Negative Nancy” is trying to convince me otherwise. Unfortunately, it looks like that is the way I am going. It is a good thing I have a while to get the entry in. On the other hand, the longer I wait, the more chance I have of not entering this competition, out of fear. How will I know, if I do not try, right? Who knows? Maybe I will win. All I have to do is try my best.
Wow! It is the eighty-fifth anniversary of this competition! I have been reading that magazine since the early to mid 1990s. I was still in high school! I loved Writer’s Digest then, and I still do now. I think I might get a subscription to it. Hmm. While I am at it, maybe I can add The Writer and Poets & Writer’s magazine to the queue. What is my top priority? Writer’s Digest of course! I love their books too!
To learn about the writing competition that terrifies me, follow this link to teleport there. Scotty, beam them up! Or over. That works too.
Will I participate? You will just have to wait and see. Don’t you just love the anticipation?