So I wrote a novel. What of it?
I have been keeping a little secret from you. During a recent 6-months stint, I was inspired to wrote a novel about a topic that is very dear to my heart.
And of course, every good writer–and frankly, most bad writers too–want to see their work on the bookshelves and on Amazon. Who wouldn’t want their work to be recommended on Goodreads?
Anyway, after I had completed the second draft of what-was-called “Choices,” I went to Google and typed in “Catholic publishers.” Somewhat quickly, I had discovered Tuscany Press. Moreover, I learned that Tuscany, based in Boston, holds the annual Tuscany Prize for short stories, Young Adult Novels, and Novels. Since my protagonist is in his twenties, I was advised to submit to the “novel” category.
Here is the link to a snippet of a portion of “Wandering in the Moonlight.” Contestants have been informed that the winners will be announced in September. I know that I would like you to pray for this, but I’m not exactly sure how. That I win? That the judges choose the best piece? That I get a contract? Not exactly sure.
But do I want to win? Of course. Is the competition fierce? Rather. Do I want to be chosen because it is the best piece? Naturally!
Either way, please pray for me–it’s good for my soul. Ha!
Holy Father Dominic, pray for us!