The Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award Contest

So, as I mentioned in my last blog post, I entered my romantic legal thriller - "Just Dreams" -  in the Amazon.com Breaththrough Novel Award Contest (also known as "ABNA").  The contest officially closed to new entries in the adult fiction category on February 2, 2012.  I know this because I went to upload an edited version of my novel and I couldn't anymore.  Imagine the angst I felt...

Overcoming Fear

Last year, around this time, I sabotaged any chance I might have had to win the 2011 Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award Contest by waiting until the last possible second to edit my suspense novel and then electronically submitting it two minutes past the deadline (which, by the way, was two minutes after midnight on a Monday morning in January). Missing the deadline and not entering the contest...