I’m entering my first writing contest. For the Storymakers Conference in May, I’ll be submitting a first chapter. It’s the first time I’ll be sharing any of my writing with anyone other than friends and family. It’s a little nerve-wracking, but also exciting. I don’t have high expectations – Storymakers has hundreds of very talented writers – but even if I don’t place, I’ll be getting feedback from professionals. I’m moving slowly into the world of professional writing, but this is a step in the right direction.