I’ve been far too silent on this blog lately. Sorry about that 😛
I haven’t been feeling extremely well lately and today my throat decided to flame up like the Human Torch. So it’s a sick day for me. Despite the grogginess, I figured it would be a good idea to let you all know that I’m still alive and what I’ve been up to.
After submitting to #FicFest, I was introduced to an amazing group of people and even though I didn’t get chosen as a mentee, I gained new insight on publication and attracting an agent that I know will be extremely helpful in the long run.
So I’ve been busy making some additional edits of Pirate Eyes. I have one final chapter to edit today and then I’m FINALLY passing it onto my sister for her approval. I haven’t forgotten about everyone who has offered to beta-read for me. I’ll be coming for you soon too 😉
In the meantime, I’m considering entering #QueryKombat which is a similar contest to #FicFest. I figured I might as well keep putting myself out there and something will happen eventually!
There was a time when I refused to enter contests because I was always certain that it would be a waste of time. There was no way I could win.
Then, about three years back, I had an epiphany. I was always worried about why it couldn’t be me that I had never stopped to ask myself, Well why shouldn’t it be me? Someone has to win. Why shouldn’t that someone be me. Ever since, I’ve decided to always try if I feel that a contest or any other opportunity might be beneficial in the long run. If I don’t believe in myself, than I fail myself. I can’t lose if I enter and don’t make it.
I hope that makes sense to you. If you’ll take away anything from this, it should be: believe in yourself and don’t doubt that you are amazing. Enough people can do that for you. It’s your story and it’s beautiful because it is yours. So take a chance on it and on yourself ❤
That’s really it for me. I’ll be back tomorrow with my usual WWW Wednesday and hopefully a few short stories will follow in turn 🙂
Here’s a very tiny snippet from Pirate Eyes from something I was editing yesterday.
Keira rose and hurried to his side. She took the man’s hand in hers. He glanced up and their eyes met. She sought not to see through his, only to show him that there was nothing but compassion for him in her own. “I was worried you would see me as a monster for what I did.”
Lyn shook his head. “Nay, lass.” He chuckled softly and squeezed the hand that held his own. “Ye are pure in me eyes.”
And here’s a question: have you ever entered or considered entering a writing contest? If you did, was it worth it? If you didn’t, what held you back?
May inspiration flow like ink upon your quill,
© Faith Rivens. 2016.