I got a letter in the mail yesterday from the Institute of Children's Literature and they wanted me to do an aptitude test and send in some of my work. I was wondering, because you're all writers as well, if you've heard about this, and if so, do you know if it's a scam? I'm obviously not going to pay $600 for a course - especially if it's not a legit one at that. So I was really just wanted your opinion. It would be cool if it was real though, and they could help guide you on the path to becoming a published author. I always wanted to be a teacher and to have my own published books in my class. How amazing would that be?
Even if this is a scam, it was enough of a sign to kick my fingers into gear to keep on writing. I've been so incredibly busy, that I haven't been writing as much as I hoped..especially when it came to NaNoWriMo. I'm almost to 20,000 words, but we only have a week left. Not sure if I can finish in that time. How are you all doing if you're still in the competition. I think the hard part to, is that I'm working on the novel that is the "real deal" for me, not just some story to get to 50,000 words with. I've made it past 50,000 words on stories I didn't care about in the past, so I'm sure I could've done it. But I want this one to not be rushed. That's probably why people start from scratch in this competition. Maybe if I start all over I'd have a better shot at it ;) Who knows!
All I know is, I need to get more into this again, because I don't want this dream to float away.