A Multi-Purpose Posting

I have a few things on the docket today so let's dive right in, shall we?

A multi-purpose tool for a multi-purpose post? Source

First, Congratulations to the winners of my Operation: Endgame Giveaway. Lysette L. is the winner of a copy of Christi Snow's debut romantic suspense novel and Donna C. is the winner of a 30 page critique. Congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone for participating. If you haven't checked out Christi's book yet, what are you waiting for?

Second, I want to draw your attention to the Contest tab at the top of the page. I update this whenever I come across anything new, but several additional contests have popped up lately and I want to make sure you don't miss any of them. Right now is a great time to be a writer with a polished manuscript.

Third, it's a great time to be a writer with a WIP. Despite all these fabulous contests going on, I don't have anything I think is ready to share with the world outside of my critique partners. But that doesn't mean I can't get something out of these contests. I encourage you to check them out even if you aren't participating. Many of them post queries, pages or tag lines on the host blog site for public comment. This is a great chance to see what other people think about different topics, styles of writing and word choices. And once the agents start leaving their two cents, things get really interesting.

It's like a front row seat inside an agent's office. Not only do you get to see what they like and don't like, many of them will say why for the whole world to see.

So even if you're in the same boat as me this contest season, don't pass up on the great opportunities to learn more about writing and what agents are looking for.

For all of you who are entering away, good luck!