There are times when it's so easy to get ahead of yourself. I like to think of myself as the kind of gal who embraces whatever life throws at me. Seeing opportunities instead of impediments and that kind of thing. But there comes a time when you have to slow down and realise that saying no is actually the smart thing to do.
And so it goes with my entry to the SYTYCW competition.
I have enjoyed the rollercoaster ride of New Voices for the last few years and although I had (sensibly) decided not to enter, once I laid eyes on that website with its oh so tempting calendar, something inside started jumping up and down and squealing for all it was worth. I find all writing competitions exciting and it was this overwhelming excitement that made me think entering was a good idea.
Damn you, excitement!
But I've had a few days to think about it and I have reverted to my original decision. No comp for me this year. I'm targetted slush piles instead. So this will be me:
Meditating while I finish my ms and revise and edit and proof and polish. And then when its ready, I'll unleash the squealing jumping fruitcake :)
In the meantime I will read all the entries and learn from them. Good luck to all the entrants :)