Wish me luck!

I’ve just entered my first writing contest! Rise of the Draman has been submitted as a children’s mid-grade entry. The contest winners will be announced in December.

There are lots of contests out there, and I have considered entering a few in the past. Three things held me back: entry fees, dubious claims, and lack of confidence. As Best Indie Book Award (BIBA) appears to be legit, I decided to go for it. Even if I don’t win, this entry may give me the courage to try again in the future.

Find out more HERE.

On the other hand, winning the award would not only boost my public profile, it would validate the sacrifices that have brought me this far. I chose Rise of the Draman because I’m finding it difficult to promote, and it needs some love and attention. Coincidentally, this same book has been selected by Amazon as a Prime Reading title through December 1st.

Perhaps the tide is turning and my brand will get a boost soon. You’ll be the first to know!

Author: Alexander Elliott

Alexander Elliott lives in the upper Midwest and is the author of books in multiple genres, including science-fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and romance. His work is replete with themes of love, passion, family, humor, hope, and acceptance. The author is known for masterful storytelling and creative world-building. His books feature realistic, well-developed characters, emotional depth, sizzling romance, and all the adventure, action, and intrigue necessary for a great read. If you have enjoyed his work, Alexander would love to hear from you! Email: aelliottbooks@gmail.com Website: https://aelliottbooks.com/

6 thoughts on “Wish me luck!”

    1. Thank you! A win would be a great way to end this year and start the next. Here’s hoping….

  1. Good going, Alexander! I submitted to a competition this year for my second novel (same reasons as you), and then a opening of a novel competition for a magazine ‘Embark’. Didn’t get anywhere but the latter one made me begin to pin down a blurb at least. The amazon selection is fantastic in itself :>)

    1. Thanks Lynne! Don’t know unless you try, I guess. I would be very surprised if my book was chosen – not because it isn’t good enough but because the competition is probably fierce. It’s difficult to invite scrutiny of your work AND have to pay for it!

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