Monday, May 09, 2005

Siren Song of Contests

I have been known to emphatically say I will never enter another chapter contest again. Ever. Nothing can change my mind.

So what am I doing? Yeah, getting a synopsis ready for a contest.

Why am I doing this?

I could say I want to get this ms in front of an editor or agent judge. But that really isn't the answer.

The truth is, I have a competitive streak I do not like to acknowledge. My dh is blatantly competitive and is unbearable when he loses. I am much too refined for such shenanigans.


I want to win. I don't care if the prize is a stale donut, I want to win. I cannot resist the call for competition. Is it worth the price that it takes on my ego? No, probably not, but I'm not wisest of creatures at times. Hence my third child. But I can't resist the lure, the call to competition.


Melissa Amateis said...

Rene, you crack me up! :-)

Anonymous said...

LOL. Good luck with the contest!!

Anonymous said...

Go, Rene! Good luck on the contest. :)

Rene said...

Thank you Suzanne & Michelle. The other good thing about doing a contest is it forces me to write a synopsis. I'd rather have my wisdom teeth out again than write a synopsis. But happily, it is done. And Mel, you might think I'm funny now, but wait til you read my synop.

Anonymous said...

Rene! LOL. Well, I never thought of entering a contest to force me into writing a synopsis. I HATE writing them. They are evil.

Anyway, good luck with the contest!

Amy said...

LOL I can totally relate! I've sworn the same thing, then been tempted by contests. I call it being a glutton for punishment. ;)

Good luck with it...I hope you win!

Kelly (Lynn) Parra said...

Hi, Rene! My experience with contests has not been eventful, either. And I hate syns--patooey. Good luck!