Friday, March 4, 2011

Another bump in the road

I have been wanting to post for a couple of days now, but waited until I got the results back form the writing contest I had entered so I could share that information with you.

I entered a contest called The Write Stuff and it was held by the Connecticut Chapter of RWA. Our results were supposed to come on March 1st, but something must have happened and we didn't get them until the 2nd.

I entered Highland Dreams. Well, it didn't final. Yah, I was sad for a bit. No one wants to hear news like that, but I got over it. If I am going to be a writer, I can not allow myself to sit and wallow in sadness. I have to get back up and start again.

Besides, just because I didn't final, didn't mean I did badly. It just means that someone did better. Who knows, maybe I was 2 points away from placing. I haven't received the comments back, so I don't know what anyone thinks. Of course, I am assuming I will get comments back. I hope so, it would be very helpful.

This is my dream. This is what I want to do and I will see it to the end. I have an agent who asked for the full manuscript. Fingers crossed that she likes it. That's the main goal; to get an agent to want to represent me and get published. Once that goal is achieved, then we set a new one. The final goal would be to be on the New York Times Best Seller list. But, even if hat doesn't happen, that's okay too. Just getting published would be a wonderful dream come true!


  1. As long as you stay determined you will achieve all of your goals. I have all kinds of faith in you. Keep putting yourself out there. It is going to happen!!!

  2. Well I know for a fact that you will not let this stop you. You are a wonderful writer, full of passionate and romantic stories that I can't wait to read.

    You are driven, focused and you will achieve your dream Sarah. :-)

  3. Keep in mind that contest judging is subjective. One judge might like your work and another might not. But that doesn't mean an agent won't love your manuscript. Stay focused and keep writing and learning, and you will achieve your dream. You can do it, I know you can!

  4. Like you said, Sarah....just a bump in the road. Got my fingers crossed for with the agent though. That is good that she asked for the full--->now that is not a bump in the road, my dear.

  5. You are right Renee, that's not a bump in the road. And I thank you for your confidence and well wishes. I appreciate it!

    Fingers are crossed, legs are crossed, eyes are crossed.... I look like a bog goober. LOL!