Last year, when I entered the B&theB contest, I kept it very quiet.
I didn't talk about the contest for fear of attracting competition.
I didn't talk about my story for fear somebody would steal it.
But I watched and listened, too. And I saw other writers taking advantage of the community. Nobody spoiled their stories, of course, but they talked to each other. They shared loglines and premises. They shared joys and pains of writing. They shared excitement over the contest itself. And they had fun together.
And this year, I'm going to do that, too. I'm going to join this community of writers as we pursue this year's contest together. Because I want to share my joy with you. And because I want to know a name on the winners' list next year...be it mine or yours.