First 250 Words Blogfest on Saturday!

Oct 14, 2010

So a few weeks back, I entered my first line in a blog contest for an agent critique. I was picked as a finalist, and posted my first 250 words for the next part of the contest.

And as soon as I did, I realized that my first 250 words were not at all what I wanted them to be. Luckily, I'm in revisions! Even though I didn't win the contest, I feel like I sort of did anyway because of what I learned about my wip.

AND, because Elle Strauss is awesome, she's holding a blogfest on Saturday for everyone to share their first 250 words! I don't usually do blogfests, but this one really got me thinking about my wip. I'd encourage everybody to go sign up! It's amazing what you can learn about your wip just by pulling out your first 250 words and taking a hard look at them.


Colene Murphy said...

congrats on the finalist though! I'm pretty darn nervous about my first 250 as they aren't the original words for the beginning. Might just have to go enter! Thanks!

Janet Johnson said...

First pages are SO hard, as are first lines. Congrats on being a finalist!

And though I'm not a blogfest person, I couldn't resist this one either. Look forward to reading your entry!

Jolene Perry said...

Cool thanks!

It is amazing what you see when you pull out small bits at a time. I read somewhere to print off your MS and toss it into the air and then pick up pages. It's amazing how much more you find when you're not caught up in the story.

Nomes said...

yay for being picked as a finalist! I'd love to see your first 250 words :)


Cinette said...

I'm too scared to post my first 250 words! I've revised them at least that many times, and I'm still not entirely happy with them:0)

Jennifer Hoffine said...

I'm joining Sat too. Congrats on being a finalist!

BTW, I'm giving you an award on my blog.

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

I love contests like these, just as you say - because they get you motivated and focused!

Congrats on your win, BTW! :)

Abby Minard said...

Ooh, that's scary but I guess we all have to jump in at some point! I posted mine on and got some great feedback.

Anonymous said...

Wow that's excellent Shallee, Well done. I might just follow your lead. Thanks :O)

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