The ACFW Genesis Writing Contest is open for submissions now. Inquiring minds want to know: Are you polishing the first fifteen pages of your manuscript? Have you entered the daunting task of creating a one-page synopsis and rewriting it to perfection? (The synopsis is optional in this contest, but what a great reason to practice, practice, practice writing them.)
If you're putting all this energy and time into preparing your submission for the contest, what are you hoping to get out of entering? Seriously, if you could present a "to do" or "please, please, please explain this to me" or "please don't waste my time or yours with this" list for the judges that look at your entry what would those lists include?
Now, I'm posing these questions from a USING THIS CONTEST AS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE tool, so posting "Give me all 5's" isn't what I'm after. Think about what would most help you grow as a writer. That's what I want to hear, or rather read about in the comment section.
I pray we all have much success with our polishing chores, and that the weekend brings you much happiness.