As you may have noticed if you’ve been reading the blog recently, several of the 8Ladies buffed and polished up manuscripts and entered them in this year’s RWA Golden Heart Contest. It’s the last year of the contest, which may been just the extra motivation they needed to get those words flowing and stories finished. Best of luck to all who entered the contest.
I have been a Golden Heart contest judge since my earliest days in RWA. In addition to supporting the organization, contest judging can be a learning experience for the contest judge as well as the entrant. I have often found that mistakes I don’t see in my own writing, or concepts that just don’t make sense in my own head, can be startlingly clear when reading someone else’s entry. Plus, you get the chance to read some really good stories that you might otherwise never have seen. Continue reading