My name is Michelle. I've just submitted my 2000 words! I'm excited to get involved in this writing community and look forward to the advice and guidance that the ladies here offer. Its great to be part of a supportive group.
My novel FRACTURED is a young adult fantasy romance that follows a young woman who wakes as a slave on a pirate ship with no memory, and her journey to discover her identity.
Thank you, Kamy and She Writes for giving us new writers a chance to shine.
Okay - looks like I'm in on this run. Good luck all!
I've entered my novel, "Shepherd's Moon," an urban fantasy-thriller. Whether it's selected as a finalist or not, it's going live on Amazon and BN.com this year...
About me: I'm a professional freelance writer, the founder of http://www.PetsWeekly.com (hope you can visit), and on the computer way too much. I love animals, and I love writing almost as much as my pets. My husband feels he is constantly competing against both for my time. He wins more often than he think he does. ;)
Looking forward to meeting everyone and seeing what the competition holds.
I'm Alexandra Wright, I blog under the name Lex Write and I just submitted from my novel A Town Called Strange. I am a senior at UWM majoring in creative writing and like Lauren, I am using this piece to apply for the MFA program at NYU and will be using it as my thesis.
This contest is a really great opportunity for new writers and am really glad that you are doing this.
Good Luck to everyone!!
What a great contest idea! Thank you for doing this!
I've submitted my first 2K for the manuscript The Child Returns, the first novel in a five-part young adult fantasy series based in the magical kingdom of Ærenden.
I'm looking forward to seeing the winners and getting to know the wonderful writers on this site. :)
I have just sent my submission "Unbenched" in for the "We Love New Novelists" contest. Great to see so many others joining!
Well...I heard about the contest this morning when I opened my email. I just happened to have a little cash in my U.S. PayPal account, and a novel in desperate need of loving attention. A recent presentation to a writer's group was very encouraging, so I sat down and wrote a synopsis - which was actually a really good exercise. I thought I was going to send Chapter 2 because it's so good and reads so well, but those words "strongly advise you to send the first 2000 words" kept looming in my head, so I tackled that overly long, choppy first chapter and slipped it under the door with just 3 hours left to go!
As far as I'm concerned, I'm already a winner to have completed the submission process, and if you knew how much unpublished stuff I've got hanging that's never been submitted, you'd know what I mean!
Good luck to one and all, if you get as much value from the process as I have thus far, then you're a winner!
Congrats, Alison! Submitting is the biggest hurdle, as you've already figured out. And as you said, you're already a winner to have done it.
Best of luck!
Just reading what others have written about their novels gives me ideas for other work--and the delight of writing and reading.
I hope that at least the winning 2000 words will be available to the others who have submitted to the contest. Having a place to send even the 1st few pages is great. Thanks.
WOW! It is great to be among all of you SheWriters! I just sent off my submission. I joined SW just a few months ago and have loved the supportive atmosphere and constant encouragement. I've submitted my first chapter of Thinking Cell, a speculative fiction novel about a sentient virus that triggers paranormal abilities. In the last few years, I've been making more space for for my creative writing life and delighting myself in the process. I'm a professor by training and also a creativity coach http://www.creativetickle.com.
Thanks Kamy for thinking up this contest. It's been a great way to revisit the material with fresh eyes. Look forward to connecting more with other She Writers and finding ways to support one another.
Hello fellow writers! My name is Suzanne. I am fairly new to SheWrites. I just now finished my contest submission with just minutes to spare…
I am excited about the contest but wasn't entirely sure which of my works to send in. I have a finished story and am working on my second that I'm very excited about, too. In the end, I entered my finished story, Saving Toby, as I didn't have a synopsis prepared for the new story.
I look forward to getting to know many writers on the site as well as learn how to get published! Good luck to all!
Hello! My name is Kerina and I am a last-minute entrant, and just getting around to introducing myself. I am 27 and am almost done with my first novel. I'm looking forward to reading through everyone's introductions and finding out more about your projects. I'm also really glad Kamy cooked up this contest -- what a great fundraiser :)
Hi all! I'm Elisabeth and I submitted the opening pages of my first novel-in-progress entitled Why Me (WT). I finished editing and sent my submission at the last possible moment. (Of course I did.) This is my first writing contest, so it's very exciting. I've enjoyed reading your posts and can't wait to read the finalist entries!
A little about me: After a ten-year career in business and education, I transitioned in 2008 to life as a full-time mother of three and unwitting disability advocate. I have been writing all my life but began to intentionally build a writing career only in the past year. Drawn to themes around the richness and mystery of human connection, I have two novels and two memoirs in progress and write periodically at www.elisabethiribe.com.
Many thanks to Kamy and SheWrites for this opportunity and good luck to all!