Nothing like the last minute. 🙂 Here is a MASSIVE shout out to all my Beta-Readers! I got so much help from so many great new friends that I couldn’t believe it. This is the best product I’ve produced, THANK YOU:
It was an intense three weeks of every lunch break spent writing or editing, but I’m fairly satisfied with the 8K word product. I don’t often write horror, but the scary tale just seemed to flow out of the ideas that came together in my head. If I had another week or two, there are a couple sections in the story that were summarized which I would flesh out instead. Perhaps the editors will let me do that if they are convinced of my skills by the rest of the story.
The one thing I really wished I had allotted more time for was the synopsis and query letter. I made the mistake of not thoroughly reading the submission instructions until the week before submission, and didn’t realize how much would be required. If I am not selected this go around, I’m going to blame it on those two components more than anything.
Wish me luck, the results should be in June 15th!