I had a story planned for the NPR challenge — a silly idea based on characters from my WIP. I was poised to write, and then — kabam — a migraine came a-calling. Hey Imitrex man!
By the time I slept off the nasty side effects and scribbled a first draft, it was too late. The deadline was forty minutes in the past, and I was forty words over limit. Besides…first draft.
My husband did finish and submit a story! I’m really proud of him. And jealous.
For those of my writer-readers who possess courage and a polished first paragraph (not to mention enough of a manuscript to enjoy the prizes), check out former literary agent Nathan Bransford’s The Fourth Sort-of-Annual Stupendously Ultimate First Paragraph Challenge! (Gotta love the name.)
The grand prize…
The opportunity to have a partial manuscript considered by [Nathan Bransford’s] utterly fantastic agent, Catherine Drayton of InkWell, whose clients include bestselling authors such as Markus Zusak (THE BOOK THIEF), John Flanagan (THE RANGER’S APPRENTICE series) and Becca Fitzpatrick (HUSH HUSH), among others.
Other prizes include a signed copy of NB’s novel and a query critique.
Click on the link above to read the rules and/or enter. Good luck! You may see me there. Not sure. My first paragraph is pretty, but I’m not sure it’s compelling.
***The gif of the radiometer has nothing to do with anything. I just liked it. Purty.