This is the first year I’ve seriously considered entering the Romance Writer’s of America’s RITA contest. I’ve thought about it before, but ultimately decided against doing so because of the cost (and because spicier books rarely final in the RITA’s). That’s the main reason I won’t be entering my Blaze, OFF LIMITS. I honestly don’t think I have a snowballs chance in hell of winning, but I’m really proud of RED.
If I do end up entering, I probably won’t enter the book in the paranormal category, even though that seems like the obvious choice. I’m afraid my book skirts too many genres and doesn’t concentrate enough on the romance to do well in that category. I’d probably enter it under the ‘Romantic Elements’ category. That particular one seems to be far more forgiving.
As you can tell, I haven’t quite made up my mind yet. It’s such a long shot. My friend calls it the lottery because your odds of becoming a finalist are about the same as winning the lottery. *ggg* What would you all do?