Saturday, October 22, 2011

Bad Austen Book

So, this is cool... remember that Jane Austen contest I told you about many months ago? The one where you had to enter your own story in the style of Jane Austen? Well, they just released the book and my story was in it, along with 55 others. It was a fun write, one that was harder that I thought, but also entertaining and enlightening.

Who knew how hard it would be to use long words, an ancient vocabulary and extremely wordy and unintelligable sentences? (Okay some intelligent sentences; Jane was a genius. Me? Not a genius)

The thing is, not a whole lot of people actually entered this contest, so had YOU entered this one, you would have probably gotten in too! Mine wasn't exceptional. But, they published it anyway. Go here, to Amazon, to see the cover and a few excerpts.

Let this be a lesson: always enter writing contest and call for submissions and send your work to agents... even if you think it's a long shot, it can never hurt to try. Because seriously, coming from someone who just had a manuscript rejected -- and wondering if writing was even her calling -- if they can publish me, they will publish you.

Cheerio!

4 comments:

  1. We all have to go through this on the road to perfecting our manuscripts, nothing to worry about.

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  2. Carole you are always so encouraging. Thank you!

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  3. Congrats on the publishing credit, Heather.

    Yes, we must be proactive.

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  4. Heather,
    Good advice, my friend. Enter, go for it, try. It's fun to read about your writing adventures.

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