I’m entering a contest. A writing contest. SCARY. The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.
I know that I am not going to win this thing. It’s a 1 in 5000 shot. Literally, they accept 5000 entries and choose one winner. There’s no way I have the talent or luck to make it. I spent days, no, weeks, convincing myself not to enter because there was no point. But tonight I said to myself, four hours before the site was open to entries (10 minutes and counting right now), “What the hell? You have nothing to lose!”
Why can’t I think and act like that more often? I never have anything to lose, and yet I live my life in constant fear of failure and rejection. I stop myself from truly living, from taking risks and going after the things I really want because there’s no scariness in the status quo. There’s nothing to be afraid of when you never try for anything.
So, my new motto: What the hell. Give it a whirl. What can it hurt?
When I get hurt, well, that will be another story.
6 thoughts on “What the Hell”
Good luck with it, you have nothing to lose but you may gain a story out of it (that’s always good)
If you don’t enter, you’ll always ask yourself the what ifs…
I’m loving your blog. It’s beautiful.
Good luck on the contest! All the best. I want someone from tNBW to win. 🙂
hey, I didn’t know you were a single mum. Awesome Responsibility – and challenging. and I should know.
I’m sorry I misread something! you aren’t a mum at all!
I’m cacking myself.
I’m toooo oldd
haha- I was wondering where you got that idea! I’m definitely not a mom!
Good Luck Rach! I love Twenty-Five and I know that one day you’ll find the right agent for it! I entered and I figure I really just need to see if my pitch/query is any good. If I can’t make the first round then I know what I need to fix 🙂