If you want to see how I fared to date in contests, check out my new page Good, Bad, Ugly. There you'll find scores and some of the feedback I've had over the years.
I really like entering contests despite not always doing well. It is a great way to get a feel for how your story will do with agents and editors but it's also a good way to have your dreams crushed. You need to have a thick skin and be able to handle very constructive (and sometimes destructive) criticism with a smile and thank you. When you do final or win, expect to happy dance for hours if not days!
I'm a published author but I'm still mostly stumbling about in the dark looking for the right paths so this blog is about that, though sometimes something will give the me the shits and I'll have a bit of a rant. I'll try not to be offensive but occasionally my mouth opens without asking my brain's permission so I'll apologise in advance.