I was thrilled to be selected as one of seven semi-finalists in the American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Contest. The contest recognizes unpublished authors in several genres. The finalists and winner will be announced in mid-August. I’ll share more details after the winner is announced. (Can’t mention the title, etc., until the contest ends.)
I was pleasantly surprised to be selected. It encouraged me to improve my writing. I’ve been slaving away on another work and received good comments this week from a beta reader. She texted, “Your writing has gotten so much better! . . . It was great! Can’t wait to read book #2!” That’s high praise. Even though she is my daughter, she offers great critique of my work. (I think she likes to criticize her old man.) I’m currently putting the proposal together to begin the long process of searching for an agent for the book. Hopefully I can ship the proposal this week or next.
I will be sending the summer issue of my quarterly, email newsletter next week. It includes a new short story set in the mid-1600s. If you haven’t subscribed to the newsletter yet, now’s the time. Subscribe here.