Confidence levels are up – way up. And I’m working on Chapter 1 again.
What does one have to do with the other? Everything. Yesterday I got the results back from a contest I had entered in January. It was a contest I knew I hadn’t finalized (since those were released earlier) and at first I was a little apprehensive to see how “badly” I had done.
Well, shock me! Dropping the lowest score, I averaged 95.7. I was so close to finalizing! The comments were very encouraging. All the judges thought the story was worth polishing and they were hooked and wanted to read more. Oh joy oh joy oh joy!
This news couldn’t have come at a better time. I have a pitch session with an agent next Thursday (at the convention). I’m feeling pretty good right about now. Of course, I’ll probably still be a nervous wreck when the appointment arrives!
Oh yes, and the Penguins won last night. Up 3-1. It was a very good day yesterday!