It’s hard to believe that three weeks from now the contest will be over. Now I know you know which contest I’m talking about because I feel like I’m in repeat mode right about now. Fresh Blood. Fresh Blood. Fresh Blood. FreshBloodFreshBloodFreshBloodFreshBloodFreshBlood. And oh, by the way, did I mention Fresh Blood?
(For those of you who might be stopping by for the first time, my unpublished novel, Heart of the City, is one of two novels competing in the finals of Dorchester Publishing’s Fresh Blood contest and the grand prize is a publishing contract with Dorchester's Leisure Horror imprint.)
Anyway, I promise I’ll get back to my regularly-scheduled writing blog soon, but I’m hoping you’ll humor me for a little while longer because this is, after all, my dream, my ambition, my life-long goal, and I know--even at the risk of being a pest--that I have to give it all I’ve got. Otherwise I wouldn’t be being true to myself.
So I’m asking for your help…
If you could take just a moment to vote in the contest, I’d be so grateful. Voting only takes a few seconds. It’s as simple as sending a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Fresh Blood Vote - Heart of the City in the subject line.
They will accept one vote per unique email address. Voting is open until July 14th at midnight EST.
If you’re interested, you can visit the contest page, where you can learn more about the novels competing, read chapters and excerpts, and see comments from the judges.
And if anyone would be so kind as to give a shout-out for the contest on their blog (or any other social media you use), I would be especially grateful.
I also want to say thank you. Thank you to everybody who’s supported me with votes, encouraging words, and simply by putting up with the fact that the contest has taken over my life.
Thank you most of all for taking a minute out of your own busy lives to help me move one step further toward making my dream come true. One vote could make the difference.