Welp, I’m going to do it. I won’t enter until I feel 100% that nothing else can be done to this story, but I think it’s something the contest judges will like. I got to 8,000 words last night and I plan on trimming it down and making sure I absolutely love it before sending it off.
I also joined the forums so I can meet fellow entrants and commiserate with other freelancers. Nice group of people- very kind and supportive and ready to give advice. Most of them post their contest status, and a lot make the “Honorable Mention” category, which is like another way of winning. I figure this is a good way to get noticed by other editors and to expose my work to people I admire….no pressure!