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Monday, July 18th, 2016 01:23 pm
I received an email from one of the writing websites that I post on. The message was positive and encouraging, telling me about an opportunity for me to be in the running for author mentoring with a writing coach. Great opportunity, right?

My first thought was, "I wonder how many other people got the same email and what their criteria for sending it out was because I know I don't have that many hits on that website."

My next thought was, "Maybe it's reader engagement that's the main indicator? I really hope it's somewhat selective or else that poor author coach is going to be going through quite a few manuscripts before making their choice."

A friend commented that I'm far too cynical and that my story is really good (my fiancee laughed and gave me a hug for thinking the same thing he was). I had to point out that as my friend she isn't obligated to tell me that. I know it needs work. Far from being cynical, I'm just trying to be practical. I know my story is entertaining to some but it needs a lot of polishing and elaborating on the world I've created for it...it's still an interesting opportunity though.

Eh, why the hell not? Let's see if I can stand out from the others in the pile. I'm still not sure what their criteria was while picking out who to send the invite to (or if they sent it to everyone O_O) but the worst that can happen is nothing. Now I need to get back to my writing!