Monday, July 11, 2011


Soooooooo, I did it!  I entered my very first writerly contest a few minutes ago, and I feel great--and nervous, of course.  But overall, I'm feelin' pretty good :)  The contest is Miss Snark's First Victim July installment of Secret Agent.  I've known about it a long time, but never had the cajones to enter.  I know most most of you bloggers/writers probably got past this milestone ages ago.  Getting over the fear of putting your work out there, the paranoia that someone will steal your idea.

*shifts ninja eyes back and forth*

What can I say?  I'm a late bloomer.  The ms I entered is my first (I'm currently querying my second), but I did it you guys!!!

This song describes how I feel to a tee :)  I don't expect to win or anything, but maybe I'll get some good feedback that will in the end make me a better writer.  And YAY for courage!  Baby steps, you know?

Have a great one!

Ninja Girl


  1. HUGE YAAAAY! Congratulations - it takes great courage (and sheer hard WORK) to finish something, polish it up, and then submit it for other eyes to read it. May this be the first of many pieces of writing that you submit all over the place. Again...YAAAAAAY! U rock.

  2. I can't see the song cuz i'm on my work pc (shhhh) but go you!
    I took part in the April secret agent contest, and while i didn't win, i had another agent request my query from it, and that has since turned into a partial, so you never know who's lurking!
    My current goal is to get my new WIP in tip top shape and try and be a part of the baker's dozen auction this winter. That would be so awesome...

  3. Awesome :) Congrats and good luck.

  4. Thanks for support guys! And good luck Falen; I'm sure you'd do great in the Baker's Dozen :) It's sounds like such an interesting concept. I mean, agents bidding on your ms? Yes, please!!