SO… ACFW is holding their annual Genesis competition for unpublished writers. Entering means that professionals look at my novel and comment on it. Constructive criticism from professionals. VERY cool. And, placing means a prime meeting spot with them at the convention in Colorado this year. Even cooler.
BUT… in order to enter I have to agree to NOT submit it to any publishers for the duration of the contest which, if I don’t place, is in May. It’s not that I think I’m all that, it’s just the question: Where does GOD want this manuscript to go next? Competition or Agents? Hmmmm…
What to do, what to do… That’s a really tough call. I mean, it’s guaranteeing that industry people see the book (at least the first chapter, anyway). On the flip side, it means putting it on the shelf for a few months.
Not sure what to do. Just not sure what to do.