Still on the Fence?Okay, so we're mid-way through the month of October, and we've had some wonderfully informative blog entries and comments. Have you made your decision yet?
If not, what's holding you back?
Money? Gosh, wish I could help you with that. Unfortunately, only you know what your budget can or can't handle. But earlier this week several Posse members shared some good pointers for making the monetary decision. If you missed it, go back and take a look at Theresa's blog. Maybe it will help.
Time? Oh, if I could save time in a bottle...Wait that's a song, isn't it? If only it were possible. If I could have any superhero power, it would be to stop time (like Hiro Nakamoro on "Heros"). That way I'd be able to get my entire "to do" list taken care of, then I'd lie down for a much needed nap. :-)
But seriously, Esri passed along some time organization tips for getting work done, along with a couple fun ways to reward yourself. Go back and re-read her post if you didn't write down her tips.
You have a few more weeks to make your decision. Hopefully you've been able to get some work done on your manuscript lately. Or you've entrusted your baby to the eyes and opinions of someone knowledgeable about the romance genre for a last minute critique.
If you can swing the entry fee, and your manuscript has the potential to be finished by the entry deadline, you may wanna do like Nina Bruhns suggested last week, enter that puppy in the granddaddy of all unpublished contests. As much as I hate to say this, it's kinda a crapshoot anyway. It's all based on the opinions of the select few (I believe it's 5) who receive your manuscript. It's subjective. We have to get used to that because this entire business is subjective.
All you can do is put your best foot forward, then hope it doesn't get trampled. Even better, hope that a friendly editor comes by and offers you a Manolo Blahnik (aka a contract). :-)
Something worrying you? Something getting you excited? Some niggling doubt or question been eating away at you? Get it all out in the open. Share with us, and we'll gladly share our thoughts, experience and advice.
What's on your mind today? (well, concerning the GH anyway