Okay, not that nefarious. I had reached the point where I thought no agent would ever take a chance on my book so I started entering a slew of contests to try to get in front of editors.
I just saw on the ChapterLink loop that Butterfly Swords finaled in the Chicago-North RWA’s Fire & Ice contest. I entered in four chapter contests this year and finaled in three, one of them being a double final. Fire and Ice is the last one I entered so no more of these little highs. My contest days may be done. Oh no, scary thought!
Would my nefarious plan have worked out? I’ll never know.