Sometimes the feedback from contests can be disheartening. One judge loves your work while the other hates it. Maybe hate is too strong of a word but it does get discouraging. I wonder if I should give up but then I read an article from this month’s Romance Writers Report on Contests: Proving Ground and the author, Alexis Walker, said that the judges are like editors and agents. One editor might throw your manuscript into the trash, another thinks it needs revision and the last wants to publish it. I guess it’s that last one we all pin our dreams on. I’ll lick my wounds, evaluate the statements given and apply the statements to my manuscript.