Any bold adventurer always goes to the amazon. There he can find excitement in the struggle to survive, to not get sucked into the jungle and find himself lost amid vines, trees, and a impenetrable roof of exotic leaves. There are so many unexplored areas in the amazon jungle. There are so many things the adventurers have not found.
This morning, figuratively speaking, I placed a fedora on my head, pulled some leather boots unto my feet, buckled my 66 Colt revolver to my hip, and wrapped a thick rope around my torso. Then, taking two steps, I sat down at my computer and plunged myself into the jungle that is Amazon.com. There are so many books on that website and so many things that the normal user would never find. Indeed, it takes an adventurer to find all that Amazon has to offer!
It was during my Christmas break that, while adventuring around in Amazon, I found the Breakthrough Novel Award contest. It intrigued me then and I marked the location, planting my favorites flag in its soil. I returned to it this morning and signed up for the contest and wrote the pitch for my novel. Once I am done polishing this pitch I will submit my manuscript into this contest.
Granted, there is the danger of disappointment if my novel does not win. In fact, that risk is rather high. But there is always danger involved when adventuring. I have never submitted a manuscript to any real form of judgement before. I am nervous, but my nervousness will heighten my senses. It will drive me to do the best I can. Sometimes, in the writing world, one has to explore unfamiliar territory.