Happy Monday, fellow writers (published and unpublished).
You are probably thinking, ‘Siren, It’s Monday. Why are you in such a good mood?’
Well i’m in a great mood because I entered a writing contest a few weeks ago, the results are now in and guess what – I LOST. 🙂
Yep you heard me correcty, I lost, I didn’t even make it to the finals.
BUT: I did receive positive feedback from one of the editors and you know what? Her feedback has helped me alot. I see places in my story that need a lot of work and places that need to be strengthened. I didn’t lose the contest because i’m a bad writer, I lost because my story was weak. The plot wasn’t heavy enough. There wasn’t enough conflict to keep my damsel and hero apart and not enough romance to bring them together.
But I love the story line of my book and I believe it can become a great story, but it’s up to me to make it a great story!
So i’m going to take the editors advice and work on it, have others read it, work on it some more – then resubmit it.
The moral of the story is: Losing is not always bad. It’s what you do with the loss that makes it bad. I plan to use my loss as motivation and work harder and study the craft of writing more.
Remember – never give up.
Have a great day all!!