Just when I thought I’d do my laundry today instead of write, I stumbled across a new contest at Bookends. I wanted to make sure y’all knew about it, although I’m pretty sure most of you read their blog, anyway.
I love how they’re doing this contest. They’ll be judging the following categories separately:
- Mystery (traditional and cozy)
- Paranormal Romance/Romance With Fantasy Elements
- Erotic Romance
- Women’s Fiction
- Romantic Suspense
- Contemporary Romance
- Historical Romance
Today they’ve opened up the "Mystery Contest," and are accepting submissions through tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. You can submit up to the first 100 words of your story. Tres cool!
My biggest complaint about online writing contests is how the most "clever" story tends to win. You know, the ones where the story reads like an inside joke among us writers? Those are fun and have their place, but I have a feeling this one will be different. I’ll learn a lot by watching this one.
And I was going to do my laundry today. (As you can see, I’m making progress on that. What? You don’t think I’m catching up on blogs at the laundromat?) I’m all about making writing a priority, but it’s 15 degrees here and I’m wearing short-sleeves. I need to go do laundry.
But tonight, I might just have to dig up that one idea I had in the future file ...