So . . . I sent it in. And waited. You know? That's probably the hardest part about this writing journey.
Waiting. It's not an easy thing. But if you want to be a writer, you better get used to it! I've learned a whole lot about patience waiting for editors to respond to my submissions. :)
To make this arm of my journey shorter I'll summarize. I obviously didn't win the contest. The top 10 submissions were to go to editorial board at Tyndale House, personally read by Jerry Jenkins. I made it to the top 20, which was a huge boost to my writing self-esteem but not enough to go to the board.
I didn't mind. In fact, I had a real peace about it as I know that's not what God had for me at that time. But I immediately jumped right into the submitting-my-manuscript-to-editors stage. At this point my book was only 67K in length, too. Not long enough. But we'll get to that in a future post.
Where are you in your writing journey? What have you learned?