Welcome to week number twelve of the Marketing for Romance Writers 52-Week Blog Challenge. Hashtag #MFRWauthor
All authors with blogs are welcome to participate.
My Contest Experiences (Win, Lose, Get Signed?)
This is a simple answer… I have little to no experience with the big contests because I don’t enter the kind of contests this topic refers to.
As I write this, I do remember entering a contest to win a wedding ring for my (ex) husband. Of all things, you had to write the reason why he deserved it. I didn’t win, but I poured my heart out and wrote about all his good traits at being a husband and father. They were true.
Another time I had entered a short story contest. Many of you have heard me say I’m not good at writing short stories. One day I’ll see if there is anything I can do with that one because I think it can turn into a longer story.
Oh, I entered a poetry contest. My poem had been accepted. Yay! I’m sure most entrants had been accepted. Why? Again, I’m almost sure the sole purpose of this contest was to get entrants and their families to purchase the anthology. I don’t have proof of this, of course, but I’m assuming. Back then I was naïve and didn’t care. Yes, I purchased the book. Wouldn’t you?
There’s a story behind why I wrote the poem I had sent them. It had been inspired by Desert Strom if something like that can inspire anything. It’s titled “A Star in the Storm.”
How about you readers? Tell us about your contest experiences.
Don’t forget this is a BLOG HOP. Come along with me to see what kind of contests the other participants have entered.
Rock on! Enjoy your weekend.
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