Boosting Morale: Week 46, #MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge — 20 Comments

  1. Loved your post. A boost in morale is a great thing to have. This week has been rough for me.

    I’ve not done contests yet, but I’m starting to consider it. I recently joined RWA and will be joining my local chapter as well. One of the ladies in my reading group is big on contests and has peaked my interest in them.

    Congrats on your wins and best of luck in any future contests.

    • The best contests, IMO are the ones that give feedback. It’s nice to know the reasoning behind a low score. Most of those are for unpubbed authors though!

  2. Congratulations on your successes and on your near-misses. I agree that they all lead to improvement I sold my first romance as the result of an RWA chapter contest, so I’m a believer 🙂

  3. Interesting comment about high/low scores. And I would consider those near-misses as successes. It’s quite an accomplishment to even get a honorable mention in a Rone

    • Yes, another chapter mate who finaled in the RITAs said that being a finalist is just as good as winning.

    • Yay! I’m always happy if I can give a fellow author hope. This is such a crazy, subjective business, it’s really a struggle to build confidence. I wish you great success with your writing, Raine.

  4. Congratulations on your success! I’ve only entered one contest, and made it to the 2nd round, but not the final. That’s when I realized my book didn’t really fit the criteria…..but at least it got me a little further than I expected!