By Annette Cole Mastron, Communications Director for Southern Writers Magazine
Do you think your writing could benefit if you could take time away from your life? Yeah, sure, even if I could escape my job and family obligations. Who has the money for a writing sabbatical?
Take a breath. If money were no object, would you take the chance to write your novel or finish your work in progress? Maybe write at a countryside cottage on a farm in Suffolk, England? Would you do it?
Are you willing to do the work for the opportunity to have a writing sabbatical? Here's your chance. Me Before You, Author, Jojo Moyes is offering just such an opportunity for the right writer. Moyes is a favorite author of mine and my daughter. Moyes announced the offer September 18th on her Twitter profile.
Here's how it can happen for you. Her requirements are; you to be an aspiring writer or have already had a book published. Prove you really want, and need, time in a peaceful setting to write via submitting no more than 500 word essay to her email to firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE is September 30, 2016. Yes, today is September 29th. So what. You're a writer, deadlines are part of your job as an author or would-be author. You can do this.
Opportunities to succeed are lost in the blink of an eye, but regret can last a lifetime. This is a huge opportunity from a generous author. Even if you don't win a week in this charming English cottage, you will win by just competing and knowing you can write under a deadline.
Don't overthink this opportunity, just do it.