So, because I ended up spending my weekend running around like the chicken version of Nearly Headless Nick (hat tip to Harry Potter), I’m rebelling against our rebel theme and going with something completely different today.
I want you to tell me a story in the comments.
I’ve been working my butt off this weekend reading submissions for Brenda Drake’s yearly Pitch Wars contest (and baking things for my kids, going to a baby shower, running 16 miles and hosting a dinner party). I’m a mentor for the third year in a row (after scoring an agent during the contest’s first year). Being a mentor means sorting through dozens upon dozens of submissions to find a manuscript I want to help polish. Which is difficult, because I want to hug and squeeze ALL the manuscripts in my inbox (I have a major Millions of Cats complex).
SO, because I have a contest state of mind, I want to hear from you: What contest have you won and how did you do it? The funnier the answer, the better.
Alas, I’d lose this contest because I’m pretty sure the only contest I won before “winning” the adult category of Pitch Wars with the most agent requests was when I took home a tub of brownies at my elementary school’s cake walk in fifth grade. All I got out of that was a stomach ache and the enduring belief that eleven is the luckiest of numbers (take that, 7!).