The thrill of competition

Who of you, fellow authors, has ever entered a novel in a writers competition?

If you have done so, you must have had the same experiences: the strain of waiting for a¬† reaction, the thrill of reaching the semi-finals… and the nerve-testing wait for the finals.
I am proud to say The Java Gold Book One – “The odyssey” made it into the semi-finals of the Adventure Writers Competition, an annual contest organized by the Clive Cussler Foundation.


From a large number of submissions, it was chosen as one of the top 10 and was in the race for the top three but did not reach it, after several rounds of tie-breaking votes.
Still I am proud that my first submission to such a contest has reached such a high ranking and motivates me to continue with the series